Professor Youngjin Yoo receives major grant to establish Urban Apps Studio

Youngjin YooCenter for Design + InnovationThe Center for Design + Innovation, led by Professor Youngjin Yoo, and the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreunership has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)  to establish the Urban Apps & Maps Studio. In collaboration with Temple University’s Computer & Information Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Geography and Urban Studies, and Tyler School of Arts, Urban Apps & Maps will become a platform for urban digital entrepreneurship.

Over the next five years, the Interdisciplinary team of faculty members of the Urban Apps & Maps will work with graduate student fellows, undergraduate student fellows and high school fellows to teach how to build apps to address urgent human needs in urban environments and launch new businesses based on those apps. Urban Apps & Maps studio will work closely with Code for America. The ultimate goal is establish a vibrant urban ecosystem for digital entrepreneurship in North Philadelphia.

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  1. […] Portions of the project will be live for the spring semester and the studio is seeking more grant funding to create a hub for digital entrepreneurs, as KYW reported. It’s initially billed as a five-year project, the school has announced. […]

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