Growing the state's economy through innovation
The Illinois Innovation Network is a system of connected university-community-industry-based hubs throughout the state that will work together to drive innovation along with economic and workforce development across Illinois.
Hubs will utilize a combination of research, public-private partnerships, entrepreneurship and workforce training programs to spur inclusive economic development in their region and across the state.
IIN hubs will both power and leverage the Chicago-based Discovery Partners Institute.
IIN members will be guided by these principles:
- Drive innovation, workforce development and inclusive economic growth throughout the state of Illinois
- Assess and meet regional needs through a combination of collaborative research, public-private partnerships, and entrepreneurship and training programs
- Collaborate with hubs across the state and share best practices
- Advocate for the value of higher education at the state and national levels