Illinois Innovation Index

The Illinois Innovation Index is an information resource that provides timely analysis and insight on technology-based economic activity in Illinois.

The Index features innovation metrics, news, and statistical insight as an ongoing data archive tracking and benchmarking the state’s innovation economy. In its current state, the Index provides yearly insight into Illinois’ STEM talent production, R&D activity, and university-supported entrepreneurship.

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Latest Release:

2020 R&D Index


Presented by Sterling Bay, the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC) is proud to release the 2020 R&D Index. New in 2020, the R&D Index focuses on the inputs and outputs of the R&D process—assessing the resources invested in, and innovation resulting from, this R&D activity.

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STEM jobs in Illinois