ISTC Press Releases – 2013



CHICAGO SELECTED TO HOST PREMIERE NATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE IN 2014
November 13, 2013 | Download Full Release

The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC) and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced today that SSTI (State Science and Technology Institute)—the leading national organization dedicated to improving the economy through science, technology and innovation—has selected Chicago as the location for its 18th annual conference. The conference, which has grown to become the nation’s premiere event for sharing ideas on the best practices in technology-based economic development and fostering regional prosperity in a global economy, will be held at the Westin Chicago River North Hotel on September 14-16, 2014. 


GOVERNOR QUINN LAUNCHES ILLINOIS CORPORATE/START-UP CHALLENGE
June 23, 2013 | Download Full Release

Governor Pat Quinn today launched the Illinois Corporate/Start-Up Challenge, a program designed to connect the state’s emerging, innovative start-up businesses and major corporations, strengthening the connections between these critical components of the business community. The initiative is part of the governor’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.


GOVERNOR QUINN PROCLAIMS “INNOVATION DAY” IN ILLINOIS
April 11, 2013 | Download Full Release

Governor Pat Quinn proclaimed today “Innovation Day” in Illinois while hosting an annual innovation forum at the Executive Mansion. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to foster innovation and drive Illinois’ economy forward. Innovation Day brings together the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC), the Illinois Innovation Council and members of the General Assembly to discuss the state’s progress in today’s growing innovation marketplace.


INAUGURAL ILLINOIS INNOVATION INDEX RELEASED
Sept. 15, 2011 | Download Full Release

Today, four organizations partnered to recognize the inspiring participation of venture capital investors in growing Illinois business and unveil a new, monthly digital monitor to report innovation activities and performance. Innovative, emerging startups, mainly within the Chicagoland area, have been attracting investors at record levels since the end of the recession in June, 2009. The dedication of venture capital investors to build up Illinois businesses progressively encourages economic vigor within the city and state, increasing productivity and supporting job growth.

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