Illinois Innovation Network hubs will conduct numerous education initiatives to strengthen the state's workforce, promote entrepreneurship and encourage economic growth. The IIN will engage with corporate partners to identify educational needs throughout the state and create programs to address them. IIN members will work to develop courses that can be shared throughout the network utilizing an advanced telepresence and video conferencing platform that is in development.

IIN also plans to enrich the student experience at all of its member institutions through short-term boot camps around topics such as artificial intelligence, data science, entrepreneurship, and more. These intensive programs will encourage students' interest in topics that are key to the 21st century economy and give them a foundation for continued study.