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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Research & Development


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STEM Talent Supply & Demand

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University Entrepreneurship

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Latest Release:

2023 University Entrepreneurship Report

Our 2023 University Entrepreneurship Report covers entrepreneurial endeavors pursued by faculty, staff, professors, and students across our 12 partnering institutions of higher education in Illinois.

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startups founded over the last 5 years


of tech transfers were in Biotechnology


of startups surveyed stayed in IL

jobs created by university supported ventures