Beyond the Index: The Critical Role of Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs

Beyond the Index: The Critical Role of Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs

Q/A WITH SAI PRESHANT BOYREDDY, PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER, GREAT LAKES NEUROSCIENCE     Earlier this month, we at the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC) released new data on the record growth of startup activity at in-state universities through our Illinois Innovation Index. Over the past five years, students and faculty of Illinois’ universities have founded 942 […]

Illinois’ Leading Role in the Next Big Tech Disruption

Illinois’ Leading Role in the Next Big Tech Disruption

By Andreas Cangellaris, Ph.D. Dean of the College of Engineering and Incoming Provost University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Computer scientists and engineers have always been comfortable with disruption. Where others see a threat, we see a promise. Where others wonder what will become of the world, we define what the world can become. Think of […]

The Startup Act: What Is It And How It Would Help Illinois

The Startup Act: What Is It And How It Would Help Illinois

In Partnership with SSTI, October 2017 In late September, Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) along with Senators Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) re-introduced the Startup Act to grow innovation and foster economic growth nationally.  This month, Catalyst is partnering with SSTI – a national, nonprofit that advances science, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship –  […]

Rosalind Franklin University Accelerating Health Innovation In Illinois

Rosalind Franklin University Accelerating Health Innovation In Illinois

  By Ronald Kaplan, PhD, Executive Vice President for Research, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science In this issue of Catalyst, we highlight new ISTC member Rosalind Franklin University (RFU) and their efforts to accelerate health innovation in Illinois.   Rosalind Franklin University (RFU) in North Chicago is a growing hub for basic science and translational […]