Category: R&D

Catalyst Conversations: Inside Illinois Tech’s New Innovation Space

Catalyst Conversations: Inside Illinois Tech’s New Innovation Space

Q&A WITH HOWARD TULLMAN Executive Director of the Kaplan Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship,  Illinois Institute of Technology   In this issue of Catalyst, we sit down with the Executive Director of the Kaplan Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship at the Illinois Institute of Technology. We discuss goals for the new Institute, the role of universities […]

Catalyst Conversations: Advancing Science on a Liberal Arts Campus

Catalyst Conversations: Advancing Science on a Liberal Arts Campus

Q&A WITH STEPHEN SCHUTT President of Lake Forest College In this issue of Catalyst, we sit down with Lake Forest College President Stephen Schutt. Lake Forest College is one of ISTC’s newest members and a place of growing excellence in research, science education, and entrepreneurship. It’s not unusual for students at the four-year liberal arts school to […]

Catalyst Conversations: NIU & Discover Launch Exciting Campus Initiative

Catalyst Conversations: NIU & Discover Launch Exciting Campus Initiative

Q&A WITH GERALD C. BLAZEY, Ph.D Vice President for Research and Innovation Partnerships;  Northern Illinois University In this issue of Catalyst, we sit down with Northern Illinois University Vice President Gerald C. Blazey, Ph.D, to discuss NIU and Discover Financial Services’ new campus collaborative innovation opportunity, Discover Campus Innovator Program, launching this fall.   Tell us about […]

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 […]

Fermilab’s Greatest Hits — And What’s Up Next

Fermilab’s Greatest Hits — And What’s Up Next

by Timothy I. Meyer, Chief Operating Officer, Fermilab This June marked 50 years since Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) began operations in Illinois.  Over the last 50 years, Fermilab has been home to some of the most advanced science and groundbreaking discoveries in the world.  In this issue of Catalyst, we reflect on some of the […]

Reinstate the Illinois R&D Tax Credit

Reinstate the Illinois R&D Tax Credit

   By Mark Denzler, Vice President & COO, Illinois Manufacturers Association, Mark Harris, President & CEO, Illinois Science and Technology Coalition and Warren Ribley, President & CEO, Illinois Biotechnology Innovation Organization   Illinois’ research and development (R&D) tax credit expired in 2016 and has yet to be renewed. Why is that a big deal? R&D tax credits help boost private […]

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 […]

Illinois R&D driving industry: Illinois laboratories and industry partner to advance accelerator-based technologies

Illinois R&D driving industry: Illinois laboratories and industry partner to advance accelerator-based technologies

By Robert Kephart, Director, Illinois Accelerator Research Center (IARC), Fermilab, and Cherri J. Schmidt, Manager, Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer, Fermilab   Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), both located within 30 miles of Chicago, combine to give Northern Illinois the highest concentration of accelerator experts in the world. Accelerators are powerful machines that […]

Federal R&D Support Drives Illinois Tech

Federal R&D Support Drives Illinois Tech

By Illinois Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-3) and Randy Hultgren (R-14) Illinois has an ecosystem of innovation that puts us in a place to lead the nation in a number of high tech fields, and our nation’s historic commitment to basic scientific research has put the people and infrastructure in place for our state to reap the benefits. […]