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UNIVERSITY CITY SCIENCE CENTER 
1
The NEED 
A 2007 study of the state of technology transfer in the region recommended the 
creation of a venue “to serve as...
Quorum was launched to bolster the region’s 
entrepreneurial capacity and commercialization activities by 
creating a neut...
QUORUM BY THE 
NUMBERS 
SINCE 2011….. 
o 27,000+ visitors 
o 500+ events held 
o $1+ Million raised 
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SIGNATURE PROGRAMS 
o Coffee & Capital 
o Smart Talk 
o How to Talk to Money 
o Lunch for Hungry Minds 
o Office Hours 
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QUORUM LOUNGE 
An informal place to meet, work & grow ideas 
o Free 
o Open access 
o First come, first served 
o A space ...
A COMMUNITY OF 
ENTREPRENEURS 
Collaborations and 
partnerships have been 
formed between early-stage 
companies 
working ...
STRATEGIC PARTNER ALLIANCE 
Includes nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey 
and Delaware that share the Scie...
Innovation has its place. 
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UEDA Annual Summit 2014 - Awards of Excellence - Community Connected Campus - Quorum

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Quorum helps transform concepts into companies and move ideas forward. Through interactive programming, open work areas and high-tech event space, Quorum provides the foundation for entrepreneurs to meet, collaborate, and build community. An initiative of the University City Science Center, Quorum leverages the Science Center’s 50-year history of bringing together innovators, scientists, resources and entrepreneurs to accelerate technology commercialization and economic development in the Greater Philadelphia region.
The Science Center launched Quorum in 2011 as a “clubhouse” for innovation, to bolster the region’s entrepreneurial capacity and commercialization activities. Quorum serves as a gathering place for entrepreneurs and innovators to connect with scientists, researchers, investors and resource organizations. Quorum has become a unifying force that has contributed to and validated the Science Center’s reputation as a dynamic hub for entrepreneurship and innovation in the region and beyond.
Quorum provides its users with dynamic work and meeting spaces, targeted programming and access to a range of mentors, executives, and diverse science, technology, business and non-profit groups. Collaborative work is fostered through the Quorum Lounge, an open-access, high-tech workspace where entrepreneurs find more whiteboards than walls. The Quorum event space attracts an array of community groups, connecting like-minded thinkers and doers.
Since opening in 2011, Quorum has hosted more than 26,000 visitors. Over 500 events have been held in the Quorum space, and a growing number of entrepreneurs depend on the access and availability of the Quorum Lounge for growing their startups.

View the full case study at: http://universityeda.org/value-to-members/best-practice-sharing/awards-of-excellence/2014-awards-of-excellence/awards-of-excellence-2014-finalists/quorum/

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UEDA Annual Summit 2014 - Awards of Excellence - Community Connected Campus - Quorum

  1. 1. UNIVERSITY CITY SCIENCE CENTER 1
  2. 2. The NEED A 2007 study of the state of technology transfer in the region recommended the creation of a venue “to serve as the ‘clubhouse’ for innovation in the region and provide programming to attract researchers, entrepreneurs and investors to the venue.” The SOLUTION: QUORUM A central gathering place for innovators and entrepreneurs to share ideas, learn about best practices and negotiate deals. 2
  3. 3. Quorum was launched to bolster the region’s entrepreneurial capacity and commercialization activities by creating a neutral meeting ground for entrepreneurs and innovators to connect with scientists, researchers, investors and resource organizations -- and gain access to business-building advice. 3
  4. 4. QUORUM BY THE NUMBERS SINCE 2011….. o 27,000+ visitors o 500+ events held o $1+ Million raised 4
  5. 5. SIGNATURE PROGRAMS o Coffee & Capital o Smart Talk o How to Talk to Money o Lunch for Hungry Minds o Office Hours 5
  6. 6. QUORUM LOUNGE An informal place to meet, work & grow ideas o Free o Open access o First come, first served o A space for entrepreneurs without the commitment of a desk or the burden of cost 6
  7. 7. A COMMUNITY OF ENTREPRENEURS Collaborations and partnerships have been formed between early-stage companies working out of the Quorum Lounge 7
  8. 8. STRATEGIC PARTNER ALLIANCE Includes nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware that share the Science Center’s commitment to supporting innovation, entrepreneurship and tech-based economic development 8
  9. 9. Innovation has its place. 9

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