Innovation

  • July 15, 2014 |  PlanPhilly

    Social impact bonds and the future of nonprofit finance

    Venture philanthropy is a major emerging force today in nonprofit finance, the idea that socially conscious work can also realize a financial return, ...
  • July 15, 2014 |  Technically Philly

    7 startups in the Science Center’s first Digital Health Accelerator class

    All but two of the startups were already located in Philadelphia. One founder said that a program like this makes it especially easy for startups to s...
  • July 15, 2014 |  PlanPhilly

    Is Uber really driving down DUIs? Let's drill down to see what we can find

    Given that Philadelphia has only enjoyed ride share for a little bit, I thought to look at the experience in a city where ride-sharing apps have been ...
  • July 11, 2014

    Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones

    Amazon is officially asking the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 3...
  • July 11, 2014

    Study of young Philadelphians' experience on health insurance site may guide improvements

    This past year, insurers and the government went full force with outreach and marketing aimed at young adults during the inaugural enrollment period o...
  • July 10, 2014

    Philadelphia researchers to create brain prosthesis to restore memory loss

    Philadelphia scientists will soon be working to create a device that can restore memory to people who suffered a traumatic brain injury.
  • July 10, 2014

    Ministry offers 'radical hospitality' with Rooster Soup for Philly's soul

    A Philadelphia doughnut shop and a Center City congregation have teamed up to launch a crowd-funded business that would help feed the city’s hungry.
  • July 9, 2014

    N.J. lawmakers consider off-label drug prescriptions for state employees

    Public sector workers in New Jersey are at a disadvantage regarding access to medications.
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