Temple leans into the startup game with new innovation center in North Philly

Innovation Nest Feature Wall. Blue wall with metal strips showing the progression of a bird in flight.

Temple University’s research labs are one step closer to storming the sci-tech scene with their newest addition, the Innovation Nest.

Known affectionately as the iNest, this 8,000 sq. ft. center offers resources to help entrepreneurs take their ideas to new heights. It is located at the center of Temple’s innovation ecosystem, and will elevate new businesses through research spaces, labs, and business centers. The entrance is host to a custom wall mural that pays homage to the flight journey of an owl, which is the University’s mascot.

This facility has been operating since last year, but hosted its’ grand opening in March of 2024.

Get a look at the grand opening here!