Welcome to the Illinois Innovation Network

Growing the state's economy through higher education



The Illinois Innovation Network is a group of public universities and community colleges that work together to improve the state's economy through innovation, research, and education. We work with businesses, governmental agencies, and community groups to grow Illinois' workforce, bring new technologies to market faster, and utilize research to make better decisions for our state.



Illinois Innovation Network map of hubs


Chicago State University
Discovery Partners Institute
Eastern Illinois University
Governors State University
Illinois State University
Northeastern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University
Peoria Innovation Hub
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
University of Illinois Chicago
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois Springfield
Western Illinois University