$1 B

Annual R&D Investment by University City institutions

$12.9 B

Annual economic impact by Science Center incubated firms

$3.2 B

In NIH funding to University City institutions (2010-2014)


Patents issued to University City Institutions (2010-15)

TOP 10

Nationwide ranking for CHOP and HUP

27 K

Workers employed at 4 hospitals

45 K


54 K

Life science workers in Philadelphia

Anchoring Institutions


Creating a Knowledge Neighborhood

Schuylkill Yards will be a knowledge neighborhood, leveraging the R&D resources of University City icons like Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Sciences, and the Wistar Institute. Collectively, these institutions will drive unparalleled advances through cooperative education and translational research.


"University City is leveraging its assets in teaching, research, and medicine to become a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship."

— Bruce Katz and Julie Wagner, Brookings Institution