Building prosperity for Illinois

The Illinois Innovation Network drives inclusive and integrated research, innovation and economic development across Illinois

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IIN Hubs

Hubs combine research, public-private partnerships, entrepreneurship and workforce training programs to spur inclusive economic development regionally and throughout the state

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Programs

Key initiatives driving inclusive and integrated economic development

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  • The Broadband Regional Engagement for Adoption + Digital Equity (READY) Grant Program is a collaborative effort between the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's Office of Broadband and the Illinois Innovation Network.

  • Sustaining Illinois is the Illinois Innovation Network program that seeks to advance collaborative research activity across its 15 members by offering seed grant funding.

  • One of the IIN's key goals is to operate as a network of networks, complementing and augmenting efforts and capabilities of each hub. One way it will do this is through large-scale research initiatives backed by state and federal grant funding.

  • The IIN forges partnerships between key Illinois companies and industry sectors, and academia in order to spur economic development throughout the state.

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Find out how you can partner with the IIN to drive inclusive and integrated economic development across Illinois