Philadelphia was a next stop after Washington and Fairfax County. Strong collaboration between public administration, universities and business created great conditions for research and innovation development. Presence of many international companies and industrial players are important factors to be considered by German companies when thinking about expansion to the USA.
Introduction to the landscape of the city was provided at the session organised by the German American Chamber of Commerce with invited quests: Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, Office of International Business Development, City of Philadelphia, Department of Commerce and The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.
Science and Innovation
Two study visits gave a glimpse of effective support for innovation and startups in Philadelphia.
The University City Science Center is Philadelphia’s premier catalyst of entrepreneurial activity, healthcare innovation, and economic growth stimulated many new connections and ideas for partners for future development.
Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs for Entrepreneurs is a world-class accelerator for entrepreneurs working in connectivity, media, and entertainment.
Evening reception hosted by White & Williams, White and Williams LLP, organised by GACC Philadelphia was great opportunity to network with local business community.