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 University Entrepreneurship Index


Over the past five years, Illinois’ universities have spun out nearly 1,000 startup companies. These university-supported startups have raised over $1 billion in funding and created 3,000 jobs.

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