Category: Innovation Ecosystem

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 […]

Venture Rising: Recapping the 2016 Chicago Venture Summit

Venture Rising: Recapping the 2016 Chicago Venture Summit

By Mark Tebbe, Chair, and Alya Woods, Director, ChicagoNEXT, World Business Chicago   On April 21st venture investors and key players in the Midwest’s tech scene came together for the 2016 Chicago Venture Summit, produced by ChicagoNEXT, an initiative of World Business Chicago. The first Chicago Venture Summit was held in 2014 with a goal of drawing […]

Harnessing Postdoc STEM Talent to Strengthen Illinois’ Innovation Ecosystem

Harnessing Postdoc STEM Talent to Strengthen Illinois’ Innovation Ecosystem

By Kristene Henne, Postdoctoral Program Lead, Leadership Institute, Argonne National Laboratory   The Illinois Innovation Index STEM Talent report released earlier this month highlighted the growth of Illinois’ production of degrees in STEM fields and specifically called out the state’s concentration of postdoctoral researchers as a key strength for the innovation economy. Indeed, postdocs represent some […]