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Chevrolet Innovation Tour

Sunday, April 6
1:00pm–5:00pm

Innovation happens at intersections. As Philadelphia’s innovation economy grows, the places where technology and the creative class do work continue to multiply.

Meet us at some of Philadelphia’s most exciting tech facilities in an afternoon Innovation Tour or at many of our city's innovation hubs during Philly Tech Week. This event is free, thanks to support from Chevrolet.

Innovation Tour Agenda

(Note: If you plan on attending, you must travel to locations on your own. Transportation not provided.)

  • 2:00: Tour Comcast Labs to see the kind of technology that results in groundbreaking new products and improved user experiences. Featuring state-of-the-art systems integration with a variety of displays, lighting and sound technologies. Photography in the lab is not allowed.

  • 2:50: Tour Penn School of Engineering and Applied Science for a close-up tour of the + University’s state-of-the-art nanofabrication space, the Singh Center for Nanotechnology. Also learn about other technology initiatives underway around the University, including the dynamic activity already going on at Penn’s South Bank, the 23 acre site in Grays Ferry devoted to advancing research and innovation, and the commercialization of research into new products, services and entrepreneurial ventures.

  • 3:45: NextFab Studio makerspace tour and and first look at the Cira Center miniature scale gaming replica!

  • 4:30: Indy Hall coworking facility for a tour, beers and networking

(Note: If you plan on attending, you must travel to locations on your own. Transportation not provided.)

To illustrate the places where the technology and creative class do work, we asked celebrated West-Philly based comic artist Box Brown to visualize how he sees the landscape of tech economy. With more than 30 accelerators, incubators, coworking spots and buildings catering to IT firms in Philadelphia, see some through Box's eyes or mapped here.

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