Temple receives $700K in federal grants for Urban Apps & Maps Studio

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Temple has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to build an Urban Apps & Maps Studio. The grant was one of 21 totaling $12 million awarded through the EDA’s University Center Program designed to boost regional economic development. Temple also received nearly $200,000 from the National Science Foundation to establish a test bed of campus and urban wireless networks. Temple envisions the studio becoming a hub for creating software applications, maps and data sets that connects high-school and college students with urban entrepreneurs; community, civic and government organizations; and faculty to develop and commercialize the apps and maps it designs.