Category: Catalyst

Catalyst Conversations: DePaul’s Unique Approach to Entrepreneurship

Catalyst Conversations: DePaul’s Unique Approach to Entrepreneurship

  Q&A WITH Maija Renko Professor and Coleman Chair of Entrepreneurship, DePaul University    During the COVID-19 pandemic, entrepreneurship has been critical for companies both large and small. In this issue of Catalyst Conversations, we chat with Maija Renko, Professor and Coleman Chair of Entrepreneurship at DePaul University about the school’s unique approach to entrepreneurship […]

Catalyst Conversations: DePaul’s Unique Approach to Entrepreneurship

Catalyst Conversations: Kaplan Institute Empowering the Next Generation of Tech Leaders

Q&A WITH MARYAM SALEH Executive Director of the Kaplan Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship,  Illinois Institute of Technology   In this issue of Catalyst, we sit down with Maryam Saleh, Executive Director of the Kaplan Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship at the Illinois Institute of Technology. We discuss the Kaplan Institute under her […]

Rising to the Challenges of Today’s Innovation Economy and Talent Pipeline

Rising to the Challenges of Today’s Innovation Economy and Talent Pipeline

Welcome to this edition of Catalyst and thank you for your continued membership, partnership, and support. The Illinois Science and Technology Coalition and the Institute, even through these extraordinary times, have continued to lead in strengthening the state’s innovation economy through its powerful data collection and reporting, policy advocacy, education and impactful programs because you […]

Catalyst Conversations: The Future of Quantum in Chicago

Catalyst Conversations: The Future of Quantum in Chicago

In May’s Catalyst, we partnered with the Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE) to explore the evolving landscape of Quantum Information Science (QIS)—including how Illinois researchers are learning to harness the technology and building relationships with industry along the way. Beyond CQE, there are several other supporting organizations helping to position Illinois as an important hub for […]

We Must Do Better.

We Must Do Better.

As our nation comes to grips with the systemic racism that has plagued our society for generations, it seems only appropriate to take stock of where Illinois’ tech community stands—and how we must do better. The numbers are grim. African-Americans make up nearly 15 percent of Illinois’ population, but receive less than 6 percent of […]

5 Things to Know About Quantum Information Science

5 Things to Know About Quantum Information Science

Quantum is a branch of physics that deals with the smallest particles in our universe. This field is relatively new and dynamic; we are only beginning to learn the ways in which we can apply quantum physics to our repertoire of technologies. One of the most promising applications is quantum information science (QIS), which can […]