Renderings: Microsoft Innovation Center to Open in University City This Summer
Curbed Philadelphia by Melissa Romero
Another innovation hub is coming to University City.
The first Microsoft Innovation Center in the region and third in the nation will open its doors in uCity Square at 3711 Market Street this summer, just in time for the Democratic National Convention, the company announced Monday.
The center, which will take up the first floor of the current University City Science Center building, will be open to the public and serve as a hub for local tech startups. It will feature the latest Microsoft technology and with its partners SeventySix Capital and the University City Science Center will create programming and outreach activities for the community.
Curbed Philly was sent some renderings of the Microsoft Innovation Center, which has two other locations in Atlanta and Miami. Take a look: view renderings >
When it opens in July, the center will join a slew of entrepreneurs and tech businesses that have been drawn to the growing innovation district, which was recently been dubbed uCity Square. The mixed-use tech bubble spreads across five blocks in University City and has 6.5 million square feet of space.