Authorized by state statute in 1989 as Illinois’ technology adviser, we serve as a convener, catalyst, and champion for Illinois’ research, science, and technology communities. By providing our members and partners with a shared voice, the ISTC delivers measurable economic impact and positions Illinois as a national innovation leader.
ISTC members represent leaders in the state’s innovation ecosystem and include major Illinois research universities, federal labs, Fortune 500 corporations, and civic organizations.
The ISTC team is located in 1871, Chicago's entrepreneurial hub for digital startups. Our work at the ISTC is supported in part by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO).