Category: Innovation Ecosystem

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

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 […]

Beyond the Index: Innovating Through a Global Pandemic

Beyond the Index: Innovating Through a Global Pandemic

Leveraging R&D collaborations to speedtrack Illinois’ economic recovery By Matthew Bragg, Director, ISTC Research & development (R&D) is the lifeblood of innovation. Illinois’ universities, businesses and federal labs all use R&D to create new technologies, products and services that create jobs and drive economic growth. Earlier this month, we released new data detailing R&D activity […]

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 […]

How Illinois’ Innovation Community is Rising to the Challenge

How Illinois’ Innovation Community is Rising to the Challenge

Here’s how Illinois’ innovators, educators, and entrepreneurs are taking on COVID-19 COVID-19 may be the defining societal challenge of our time. Over the past several weeks, the magnitude of this challenge has increasingly come into focus—as too has the need to proactively support healthcare workers and our local communities. Fortunately, Illinois’ innovation community is rising […]

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 –  […]

The Illinois Innovation Ecosystem

The Illinois Innovation Ecosystem

Since our inception more than 25 years ago, the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition (ISTC) has worked to promote and enrich the state of Illinois’ research and technology community. Over the last several years in particular, the state has experienced significant growth in activity dedicated to fostering an Illinois economy centered around innovation.  To celebrate […]