CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center) and the University City Science Center (Science Center) make it easy for your global business to soft land and thrive in the Philadelphia market.

Our mission is to maximize the impact of the world’s most promising entrepreneurs by creating a work environment entirely focused on their growth and success.

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 CIC provides many services including: 

A Collaborative Work Environment

alongside innovators and entrepreneurs that represent diverse sectors and service providers.

Included amenities

Concierge, mail, printing, conference rooms, high-speed wifi, fully stocked kitchens, dedicated wellness room, and programming. Each client works with a CIC Relationship Manager who helps to facilitate connections locally and internationally. 

CIC and Venture Café office hours

with investors, IP lawyers, branding and marketing firms, and other resources that grow your business

A complimentary week

in our coworking center for international companies to jumpstart their U.S. presence plus discounted coworking memberships at $300/month per person or $1K/month for a team of four 

 With a 55+ year record of supporting innovation and bringing life-changing technologies to market  the Science Center has connections with 40+ top research & academic institutions across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. International companies can leverage the Science Center’s network, services and programs as they establish a foothold in the U.S. market. 

U.S. Market Exploration Bootcamp

Seminars and curated one-on-one meetings over four days with experts focused on legalization, visas, funding, accounting, pitches, and human resource development.

U.S. Market Expansion Fellowship

This six to 12-month program acquaints international companies with the resources and expertise found in the Greater Philadelphia region. The fellowship helps international companies through introductions to the Science Center’s vast network of investors, service providers, executive leaders, strategic partners and potential board members. 

Resources

Access to free Quorum and Venture Cafe programming. 

 
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CIC Philadelphia’s companies in resident represent countries from across the globe:

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With CIC’s Global Passport Program, our clients have access to all CIC sites across the world. 

Traveling to one of our other sites? Clients have touchdown space in Boston, Cambridge, St. Louis, Miami, Providence, and Rotterdam, with more on the way! 

We are also partners with HubHub, a European coworking provider, which offers complimentary workspace to our clients in Bratislava, Budapest, London, Prague, and Warsaw. 

Our Partnerships

CIC and the Science Center are members of the Philadelphia Global Business Alliance, a consortium of both public and private organizations that partner to attract global business opportunities to Philadelphia and connect companies to valuable resources and funding opportunities. 

Venture Café, our non-profit arm, connects innovators and entrepreneurs with high-impact programming and events. Through a weekly gathering, Venture Cafe intentionally creates space for individuals and organizations to learn, connect, and build relationships. See venturecafephiladephia.org for more info. 

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Why Philadelphia?

Philadelphia boasts a vibrant startup community with access to a diverse and talented workforce and deep connections to 100+ prestigious institutions of higher education. The city has built a reputation for breakthroughs in science, education, technology, healthcare, as well as other industries. 

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Concentration of Colleges & Universities in the US

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in best venture capital returns 

Concentration of Colleges & Universities in the US

with number of international students

spent annually in research & development

Philadelphia Quality of Life

Philadelphia’s cost of living is 17% lower than in New York City, the median home price is $147,000

  • Access to transportation: SEPTA, Amtrak, NJ Transit 

  • Diverse food and arts culture

International companies can apply for any combination of CIC and Science Center services listed above, please contact philly@cic.com for more information.