Innovation Programs

We forge impactful relationships between start-ups, academic institutions, global corporations, and innovation ecosystem partners. Our national award-winning Corporate Startup Challenge has showcased over 130 startups to Fortune 1000 corporations. Our newest program, VentureEngine continues the journey of partnerships between our largest corporations and most innovative startups. ISTC has also worked with the state of Illinois to support incubators and accelerators and launch initiatives, such as the Energy Foundry and ISEIF.