Discovery Labs reinventing research and development space

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Brian O'Neill discussed his vision for Discover Labs and the broader coworking phenomenon driven by WeWork, and various other topics during the taping of a podcast. (MONTCO.Today image)

J. Brian O’Neill, Chairman, CEO & Founder of MLP Ventures, developer and the mastermind behind The Discovery Labs, the world’s largest collaborative coworking community for healthcare, life sciences and technology-enabled companies, sat down for a podcast in the auditorium of the newly renovated space.

O’Neill discussed his vision for the business and the broader coworking phenomenon driven by WeWork, and why Philadelphia’s “Cellicon Valley” is a game changer as well as his career highlights during a recording of “Growing Greater” at the Discovery Labs’ auditorium.

The Discovery Labs is redeveloping GlaxoSmithKline’s one million square foot Upper Merion West Campus and Innovation at Renaissance in King of Prussia into the largest “coworking” ecosystem for healthcare, life sciences and technology-enabled companies in the country.

At the heart of the community is IQ Connect, The Discovery Labs incubator, a partnership with the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center. IQ Connect is a 100,000-square-foot business incubator and laboratory, which will bring together researchers, entrepreneurs and product development startups, along with human resources, venture capital, investment banking and other business services to pursue discovery and development of transformative scientific, life sciences, tech-enabled industrial, venture and consumer products.

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