Category: Catalyst

Growing Innovation and Jobs through RIS

Growing Innovation and Jobs through RIS

ISTC’s role in growing the RIS Program, its impact on Illinois, and how you can get involved.   For the better part of a decade, ISTC has worked with its federal partners at SSTI to grow the EDA’s Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program. As a result of this work, the RIS program has grown dramatically […]

Innovation Policy Update: Recapping a Busy Session in Springfield

Innovation Policy Update: Recapping a Busy Session in Springfield

By Matthew Bragg, Director of Data & Policy, ISTC Earlier this month, the end of a busy session in Springfield saw new legislation with far-reaching implications for Illinois’ innovation economy, including a $40 billion budget and $45 billion capital bill. Thanks to the hard work of many in the community—including iBIO, the Illinois Chamber of […]