Startup Visa, DACA Under Threat: Why It’s Bad, And What You Can Do About It

In Partnership with FWD.us and the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) The contribution of immigrants to the American workforce, entrepreneurship, and innovation is vital.  Immigrants make up an outsized proportion of the workforce and start companies at a far higher rate than native born citizens, boosting innovation and job creation in the US. In 2014, […]

Catalyst Conversations: Inside Northwestern’s Innovation Machine

Catalyst Conversations: Inside Northwestern’s Innovation Machine

Q/A with Dr. Alicia Löffler Associate Provost for Innovation and New Ventures; Associate Vice President for Research; and Executive Director, INVO,  Northwestern University   In this issue of Catalyst, we sit down with ISTC/I Board Member Dr. Alicia Löffler to discuss how Northwestern is helping to commercialize the university’s groundbreaking research and promoting innovation and […]

Fermilab’s Greatest Hits — And What’s Up Next

Fermilab’s Greatest Hits — And What’s Up Next

by Timothy I. Meyer, Chief Operating Officer, Fermilab This June marked 50 years since Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) began operations in Illinois.  Over the last 50 years, Fermilab has been home to some of the most advanced science and groundbreaking discoveries in the world.  In this issue of Catalyst, we reflect on some of the […]

Getting the Most out of High School STEM Partnerships

Getting the Most out of High School STEM Partnerships

by Allie Barwise, Managing Director, ISTI On May 11th, the Illinois Science & Technology Institute, in partnership with Northern Illinois University’s Education System Center, hosted an Employer Summit to discuss building effective learning partnerships. This employer-focused convening provided an opportunity for companies to learn about and discuss among their peers different models around impactful education programming […]

The Federal Science Policy Landscape

The Federal Science Policy Landscape

Q/A with Dan Berglund, President & CEO, SSTI The Federal government plays an instrumental role in advancing science and technology innovation in the United States. Illinois is a top 10 state in receiving critical investment in basic science and R&D, which has been a driver of our economy and led to countless discoveries and innovations. To […]