Our city remains one of the world’s most dynamic and productive hubs for healthcare innovation. We have a concentration of world-class healthcare systems, life sciences companies and research institutions committed to supporting the next generation of healthcare solutions being developed by local healthcare startups and entrepreneurs. So much so that the city has been named one of Brookings’ leading ‘Innovation Districts and a Top 30 Global Startup Ecosystem.

Yet, there is still a divide between our healthcare innovation ecosystem and the people who live and work in Philadelphia. The success of our life sciences sector is juxtaposed against vast racial, economic, and health disparities that divide our neighborhoods. While our life sciences industry is world-renowned, the relationship between that economy and local, homegrown talent is too distant.

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