Illinois innovation index reveals good news
Illinois has experienced record growth in entrepreneurial activity at its universities according to the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition (ISTC), which released its Illinois Innovation Index on March 8. The Illinois Innovation Index reports on key metrics of the state’s innovation economy.
The ISTC attributes the increased startup activity to efforts at Illinois’ universities to provide students and faculty with resources like classes, programming, competitions, and mentorship, which facilitate entrepreneurship. According to the index, students and faculty at Illinois universities have created 804 startups through technology licensing, entrepreneurship programs, competitions and other university initiatives during the past five academic years.