About the Innovation Center
The UIS Innovation Center will advance the regional economy by working with industry, government and other partners to build a robust and inclusive human capital and innovation pipeline. The Center will be a modern space located in downtown Springfield in proximity to the Illinois State Capitol designed to inspire an innovative culture, strengthen community connections and build a more robust regional economy.
Activities and programs will attract entrepreneurs to develop and launch businesses and support the development of evidence- based, impact-driven programs aimed at advancing the social and economic welfare of the region.
The Center will focus on five strategic areas:
- Business incubation, acceleration, and workforce
- Technology and research commercialization
- Social innovation
- Public policy research
- Undergraduate, graduate, and professional education