The University of Illinois Chicago will focus its IIN engagement around computing, drug discovery, and entrepreneurship. The computing theme will be represented by the expansion of UIC’s research and education programs in computer and data science through the construction of a Computing, Design, Research and Learning Center. UIC also will expand its capacity in the discovery of novel therapeutics through building a Drug Discovery and Innovation Pavilion, becoming UIC’s first facility to bring together researchers, students and industry partners in the drug discovery space. UIC also will increase its entrepreneurship programming through the expansion of its Innovation Center, providing for more collaboration with industry partners and additional incubator space for new companies.

Hub contact: TJ Augustine