Discovery Partners Institute

Revving up Illinois’ tech community, preparing people for high-demand tech jobs, and building R&D centers of excellence

About DPI

Tech Talent Development

We are preparing promising and diverse Illinoisans to step into lucrative and resilient tech jobs.

Applied R&D

DPI is a place where companies, researchers, and students can access smart people, advanced equipment, and funding to turn their ideas into new products.


Building DPI’s tech talent development programs are going to help fix a massive racial and gender imbalance in Chicago’s tech community.