Innovation

  • July 25, 2017

    XPrize finalists for best literacy app to test ideas in Philly, Dallas and L.A.

    Philadelphia will be the proving ground for a series of apps designed to help adult learners become fully literate.
  • June 22, 2017

    Verizon Wireless testing drones for airborne 4G LTE for emergency crews

    In a remote corner of South Jersey, a group of emergency first responders entered the woods on Tuesday, June 20, to test a drone-based cell service sy...
  • June 10, 2017 |  NewsWorks Tonight

    Philly awards program helping to bridge the 'digital divide'

    Philadelphia this week announced the eight recipients of its first Digital Literacy Alliance Awards.
  • June 5, 2017

    Struggle against cyberterrorism must transcend politics, U.S. lawmakers say

    Political turmoil at the White House managed to overshadow a recent cyberattack that targeted about 200,000 thousand computers, including many through...
  • May 22, 2017 |  PlanPhilly

    Brookings report calls for more local investment to unleash 'innovation district' potential

    Before a room packed with Philadelphia’s business elites Thursday morning, Brookings Institution researchers described the city as standing on the pre...
  • May 8, 2017

    I-95 overhaul includes green infrastructure to reduce river pollution

    Researchers from Villanova and Temple universities are working with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to decrease the amount of runoff fro...
  • May 6, 2017

    New app to weave Philadelphia voices into symphony music

    The Philadelphia Orchestra has commissioned a new piece of music, to feature the voice of you. Everybody in Philadelphia is invited to download a mob...
  • April 7, 2017 |  Learning Innovation

    Essay: It takes a 'learning hero' to break out of the education pipeline

    Who is your learning hero? Who would you say has been an inspirational person in your life who has unlocked new ideas and pushed you to learn?
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