The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC) is a member-driven non-profit, nonpartisan organization that cultivates technology-based economic development throughout Illinois.
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.
Our mission is to measure, connect, and enrich the Illinois innovation economy.
The Illinois Science & Technology Institute (ISTI), our 501c3-affiliate, focuses on Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM) education, connecting companies with classrooms to better prepare the next generation of problem solvers.
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 the Civic Opera Building in downtown Chicago.