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Genevieve Dion Tom Wolf

Drexel to Host Pennsylvania's Center For Advanced Fabric Manufacturing Innovation

The Department of Defense’s effort to bring America to the forefront of textile technology manufacturing and innovation is gaining a strategic foothold in the region. Drexel University, in collaboration with DoD-supported Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), is establishing a statewide center that will help companies, entrepreneurs and innovators take their advanced-textile concepts from prototype to product and prepare America’s workforce for the quality jobs this growing sector is generating. Called the “Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center,” this statewide resource is the first hub located outside of AFFOA’s home state of Massachusetts. It will be part of a national network intended to lower the barrier to commercialization for functional fabrics, resulting in advanced textiles that do things like see, hear, sense, communicate, generate and store energy. 
Philadelphia City Hall

Drexel Seeking New Ways to Tackle Critical Urban Challenges

With the first Urban Innovation Summit and the first trio of Urban Innovation Fellows, Drexel is taking another step toward finding solutions for the problems facing Philadelphia and other cities in the 21st century. 
Tyler Roach

Drexel's Tyler Roach Is Churning Out Virtual Reality Ideas

Since he first tried out a virtual reality headset, Tyler Roach has been looking for ways to help people with the latest technological advances. Whether helping doctors practice operating room habits or deaf people communicate without sign language, he’s using virtual reality to make a mark.

John Maeda, former president of the Rhode Island School of Design

Drexel’s Learning Innovation Program Launches With Speaker Series

The University’s new initiative aims to find the technologies and methods fueling creative approaches to education. It will feature a series of conversations on learning, a national survey of innovative spaces and pilot programs to put ideas into practice.
The Top 100 list of worldwide universities granted patents released by The National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association.

Drexel in the Top 50 of Worldwide List for Patents

Drexel was named 49th on a list of worldwide universities granted patents released by The National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association, placing amidst some of the biggest names in innovation.
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Ben Franklin Technology Partners Joins ic@3401 and Drexel to Boost Startup Resources in University City

A number of developments in University City’s startup ecosystem are aligning—all to the benefit of Philadelphia’s burgeoning community of entrepreneurs. Drexel University and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania are teaming up to create a $10 million early stage seed fund that will support spin-off companies from the University. Concurrent with the launch of the new fund, Ben Franklin will join Drexel and University City Science Center’s efforts to strengthen the offerings for members at the Innovation Center @3401 (ic@3401). And the technology and healthcare growth capital provider, Safeguard Scientifics, is also joining ic@3401 in a high-level capacity.

Top 100 Worldwide Granted U.S. Utility Patents 2014

Drexel in Worldwide Top 100 List for Patents

Placing amidst some big names in innovation, Drexel was named on a Top 100 list for having patents issued in 2014.
Wan Shih, PhD, a biomedical engineering professor recently granted a fellowship in the National Academy of Inventors

Curiosity Fuels Drexel Professor’s Prolific Inventing

Professor Wan Shih’s curiosity has turned into a prolific inventing career in which almost 30 patents are attached to her name, resulting in a fellowship with the National Academy of Inventors.
Top Stories of 2014

Drexel's Top Stories of 2014

From giant dinosaurs to tiny catfish, to heralded lacrosse players and ugly sweaters, a rundown of the stories that drew the most eyeballs, scored the most clicks, created the most buzz, sparked imaginations and highlighted the best the University had to offer in 2014.
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Philadelphia Orchestra to Premiere Drexel-Designed Interactive Concert App for Mobile Devices

The Philadelphia Orchestra, in collaboration with engineers from Drexel University’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center, is launching a mobile app that will change the way audiences experience musical performances.