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

Hub contact: Bruce Sommer