Category: Incubators

Catalyst Conversations: MxD’s Next Five Years

Catalyst Conversations: MxD’s Next Five Years

Q&A WITH CHANDRA BROWN Executive Director at MxD In late September 2018, DMDII got a new Executive Director, Chandra Brown. Less than six months later. DMDII announced $10 million in new funding and a five-year contract with the U.S. Department of Defense worth up to $60 million. This was followed by the news that UI Labs […]

Catalyst Conversations: mHUB’s Rapid Growth and What’s Next

Catalyst Conversations: mHUB’s Rapid Growth and What’s Next

Q&A WITH HAVEN ALLEN CEO and Co-founder at mHUB This month marks two years since Chicago makerspace mHUB opened its doors. Since then, mHUB’s community of entrepreneurs, manufacturing mentors, industry experts and investors has grown exponentially. In just two years, mHUB has grown to more than 240 member companies—while helping those companies raise more than […]

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 […]

Inside mHUB, Chicago’s Newest Manufacturing Incubator

Inside mHUB, Chicago’s Newest Manufacturing Incubator

Q/A with Haven Allen, Executive Director, mHUB   Incubators and coworking spaces like 1871 and MATTER coalesce Chicago’s digital/IT and healthtech startup communities, create jobs, and drive economic development. With the creation of the makerspace mHUB, Chicago’s manufacturing and product development community will also have a centralized location to meet, collaborate, and create.  mHUB’s creation is the result […]

An Inside Look at Argonne’s Startup Incubator

An Inside Look at Argonne’s Startup Incubator

Q/A with Andreas Roelofs, Director, Chain Reaction Innovations and Nano Design Works, Argonne National Laboratories  Known for its strengths in supercomputing and clean energy, Argonne National Lab has a long tradition bringing together some of the world’s foremost scientists and most advanced facilities to take on many of the world’s biggest challenges. Continuing the tradition of collaboration […]

Making the Future: How Incubators Are Driving a New Era of Hardware Innovation and Manufacturing in Illinois

Making the Future: How Incubators Are Driving a New Era of Hardware Innovation and Manufacturing in Illinois

By Jeffrey Margolis, Managing Director, Illinois Science and Technology Coalition Haven Allen, Manufacturing Strategy Manager, World Business Chicago   Illinois has a strong legacy as a state of makers and builders. Product development and manufacturing that advance key industries have been a crux of Illinois’ economy from the advent of the assembly line. More recently, Illinois has been […]