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The Innovation Center @3401 (ic@3401) is a collaboration between the University City Science Center and Drexel University. ic@3401 offers start-up and growing companies, funding organizations, and individuals in the digital-creative technologies and related fields flexible work facilities, a fellowship with other entrepreneurs, access to programs and concierge business services. Residents of ic@3401 are co-housed with their peers and with multiple Drexel University programs (including the ExCITe Center). Residents have access to local programs targeted to residents of ic@3401 as well as elsewhere on the Drexel and the Science Center campuses, including Quorum, the entrepreneurs’ clubhouse and other University City resources. Shared facilities, amenities, community and programming create a powerful network within ic@3401, throughout University City and beyond.

Are you a company in the Med-Tech field and considering an expansion to the US market? Our US Market Exploration Bootcamp program is designed to ensure a soft-landing. The Bootcamp creates a road map for your company's expansion through introductions to local service providers and nationally recognized industry leaders and investors. We'll provide you with tools leveraging the Science Center's connections with universities, healthcare institutions, government agencies, and other organizations in the emerging technology sectors.

The program includes 10-online sessions with industry leaders followed by small group meetings with content experts for individualized support. Companies work weekly with mentors from the fields of medical devices, therapeutics, diagnostics, and digital health.

The Bootcamp offers optional three-session pitch training that culminates with the pitch to the leading national and local investors.

Are you thinking about expanding your business operations in the United States? If so, join us and other international companies to launch your company in the United States. 

We’ll help your team deliver your product to market in the US, obtain first revenues, grow your team, and raise capital.

  • Virtual and physical space to put down roots
  • The largest group of funded early-stage companies in Philadelphia
  • Dynamic accelerator programs and support mechanisms focused on medtech, tech, digital health, and life sciences companies that enable your company to scale
  • Connections to 40+ research and academic institutions
  • Regular programming with startups, industry experts, thought leaders, investors, and others in the ecosystem, in addition to opportunities to convene with Philadelphia’s medtech ecosystem

You will receive monthly 1:1 mentorship meetings with dynamic programming tailored to your needs.

We'll provide you with the tools while leveraging the Science Center's partnerships with universities, healthcare institutions, government agencies, and other organizations in the emerging technology sectors.

Companies receive space at ic@3401 in uCity Square, access to meeting rooms and shared facilities, and dynamic programming presented both virtually and in-person.

Companies also have access to the Science Center's resources, including Quorum: the entrepreneur’s clubhouse, and Venture Cafe: a weekly grouping of entrepreneurs and like-minded innovation enthusiasts.

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