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.

 

An Inside Look at Argonne’s Startup Incubator

An Inside Look at Argonne’s Startup Incubator

Q/A with Andreas Roelofs, Director, Chain Reaction Innovations and Nano Design Works, Argonne National Laboratories  Known for its strengths in supercomputing and clean energy, Argonne National Lab has a long tradition bringing together some of the world’s foremost...

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...

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...

Illinois Growth and Innovation Fund

Illinois Growth and Innovation Fund

By Michael Frerichs, Treasurer, State of Illinois   As the state’s chief investment officer, it was a moment of great pride and excitement to announce the creation of the Illinois Growth and Innovation Fund earlier this year. The $220 million fund is designed to...

Winning the Race:  Why the Midwest Can Be the Epicenter of IoT

Winning the Race: Why the Midwest Can Be the Epicenter of IoT

By Fred Hoch, CEO, Illinois Technology Association (ITA)   On November 16th and 17th, the Illinois Technology Association (ITA) hosted a two day summit on the Internet of Things (IoT).  Over 550 individuals attended the event which focused on trends and considerations...

E-Mentoring: A New Model for STEM Education

E-Mentoring: A New Model for STEM Education

By Allie Barwise, Managing Director and Emily Cooper, Director of Programs, Illinois Science and Technology Institute   By 2018, it is expected that Illinois will demand 319,820 STEM jobs, and 93 percent of those jobs will require some sort of post-secondary education...

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