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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2022 University Entrepreneurship Index

Presented by ISTC and USG, our 2022 University Entrepreneurship Index covers entrepreneurial endeavors pursued by faculty, staff, professors, and students across our 11 partnering institutions of higher education in Illinois.

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