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:

2019 Talent Index


The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition’s 2019 Talent issue of the Illinois Innovation Index highlights the state’s strength in computer science; retention successes and challenges; and the growing share of Illinois’ workforce employed in STEM occupations. This issue builds upon the work of previous issues, diving deeper into key computer and data science fields; examining retention and placement of recent graduates; highlighting underrepresentation and immigration challenges; and much more.

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