[Other] organizations like the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition, as well as Crain’s Chicago Business editorial board have called on lawmakers to reinstate and make permanent research and development (R&D) tax credits, which expired in 2015. Now, Illinois is one of the few states that does not offer such tax credits.
mHUB’s i6 Challenge Grant application process was supported by The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC) and the Illinois Technology Association (ITA), as well as thirty-three letters of support from community associations, businesses and city, state, and county government offices.
“mHUB is a transformative effort that is cultivating new innovations in physical product development and driving entrepreneurship within the region's manufacturing community. This support from the EDA Regional Innovation Strategies Program i6 Challenge will help to accelerate the development of the mHUB facility and its vital programs to spur economic growth and competitiveness in the years to come," said Mark Harris, president & CEO of the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC).
Illinois is one of the biggest producers of tech talent, thanks to University of Illinois, Northwestern University, University of Chicago and Illinois Tech (IIT). Last year, Illinois universities produced nearly 2,500 computer science grads, second only to California, according to data from the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition.
More students in Illinois are studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) than in years previous, but retention of highly skilled STEM grads still remains a challenge, a new study from the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition found.
The 2016 edition of the Illinois Innovation Index talent issue offers a new, comprehensive analysis of Illinois' high-tech economy through the lens of STEM talent supply and demand. For the first time, we have partnered with LinkedIn to undercover and examine unprecedented new data and trends on talent migration and skills in demand.
About 170 Twin City high school students who want to thrive in the technology field will spend the next five months working with State Farm employees to complete a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) project. The Illinois Science and Technology Institute selected Normal Community, Normal Community West and Bloomington high schools among 38 Illinois high schools to team up with corporations to create an app or presentation relating to STEM.
The Illinois Science & Technology Institute (ISTI), a STEM education focused nonprofit that connects companies with classrooms, today announced its participating high schools and industry and academic partners for the 2016-17 school year. This year’s program includes more than 2,000 students at 38 Illinois high schools, who will be paired with professionals working in STEM-related fields to collaborate on industry-focused problems and independent research projects.
Lindblom Math & Science Academy Senior JeNaye Beavers’ interest in medicine was initially sparked by curiosity. After constantly suffering from migraines early on in high school, she wanted to know not only why, but how she could fix it. JeNaye found an opportunity to put her ideas into action by extending her experience with scientific research beyond the classroom through the Research & Development STEM Learning Exchange STEM Challenge.
"It kind of feels like taking a proof-of-concept prototype and really scaling it to a venture-viable business," she added. mHUB was developed over the past year and a half with World Business Chicago’s Advisory Council for Chicagoland Manufacturing, with community partners UI Labs, the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC), the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition and Catalyze Chicago.
The Illinois Science & Technology Institute (ISTI) today announced it has received a grant for $40,000 as part of the “Innovation Generation Grant” program from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. Through the grant, ISTI will continue to expand STEM Challenges and the Mentor Matching Engine (MME) to bring real world STEM experiences to Illinois’ students.