About the iNest

About the Innovation Nest

Innovation is happening across Temple within the thriving Greater Philadelphia innovation ecosystem.

The iNest is over 8,000 sqft and sits at the center of Temple’s innovation ecosystem, connecting and guiding researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups looking for meaningful partnerships.  

Facilities include: 

  • Wet labs
  • Cell culture rooms
  • Clean room
  • Gene sequencing facility
  • High thoroughput computing space
  • Co-working space
  • Equipped meeting rooms
  • Pitch presentation zone
  • Flex space
  • Large event space for 100+ attendees
  • Café
  • Parking availability


We look forward to holding programs such as:

  • Pre-company tech development
  • Spinout development and investment
  • Networking and community activities
  • Business support and market positioning


Bring your ideas and be a part of the community by joining our commercialization team, Temple researchers and entrepreneurs, resident startups, venture partners, and corporate partners!

We are now partnering with companies interested in the space and innovators interested in engaging with us. Please contact Steve Nappi, Interim Vice President for Research, at stephen.nappi@temple.edu or (215) 204-5293.

The iNest is spearheaded by Temple University’s Office of the Vice President for Research. It will be located at Temple’s Health Sciences Campus and will launch in Fall 2023. Stay tuned for more information.