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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University Entrepreneurship


For this annual University Entrepreneurship edition of the Illinois Innovation Index, ISTC partnered with the state’s universities and other data providers to establish a comprehensive picture of the entrepreneurial activity taking place across higher-education institutions. In addition to capturing the aggregate number of startups and intellectual property activity from across Illinois campuses, this year we dive deeper into funding activity, industry sectors, federal programs, and alumni entrepreneurship.

 

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University-supported startups

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Active or acquired

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Remain in Illinois

Funding raised ($ million)