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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STEM Talent Supply & Demand

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2022 STEM Talent Index

Presented by ISTC and USG, our 2022 STEM Talent Index x looks back at Illinois’ progress within the state’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) talent pipeline from 2012 through 2021.

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