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About Us

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Our mission is to inspire transdisciplinary research and discovery connecting technology and communities. 

We employ a novel multidisciplinary approach bringing together design, technology, and entrepreneurship in pursuit of this mission, enabling new opportunities for discovery, disruption, and innovation.

The core principles of ExCITe are:

  • Collaboration is essential for innovation.

  • A diversity of perspectives provides a relentless source of creativity.

  • Everyone is creative. Everyone is an innovator.

  • Aspiring to the highest standards lays the foundation for the greatest work.

In support of these principles, the ExCITe Center hosts a range of transdisciplinary research groups, teams, and projects. We seek to maintain an environment encouraging the serendipitous exchange of knowledge and ideas that lead to the formation of new connections, inspirations, and collaborations.

The Center brings into proximity Drexel faculty, staff, students, neighborhood partners and resources across Philadelphia to catalyze change. We believe that a network of engaged “do-ers” across civic, education, research, arts, and industry pursuits can bring about the future of our city that we collaboratively create.