Catalyst

The Catalyst newsletter is a monthly publication that spotlights components of the state’s innovation ecosystem. Each month, we feature a column written by a leader from the tech community, highlight innovation news in Illinois, or offer perspective on current issues in the innovation community. Catalyst is the best way to stay up-to-date on all things science and technology in Illinois.

 

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...

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...

Broadband For All

Broadband For All

How Microsoft's Airband Initiative is helping more Illinoisans access high-speed internet    Broadband internet is something that many of us take for granted, but high-speeds provided by broadband are still a limited resource in many parts of rural America. The...

Growing Innovation and Jobs through RIS

Growing Innovation and Jobs through RIS

ISTC's role in growing the RIS Program, its impact on Illinois, and how you can get involved.   For the better part of a decade, ISTC has worked with its federal partners at SSTI to grow the EDA’s Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program. As a result of this...

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