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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/