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.

 

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...

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...

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