Elevating Ideas

Moving ideas, jobs and the economy forward in Illinois

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Inclusive economic growth in Illinois

The Illinois Innovation Network is a collaborative of the state’s public universities to drive innovation and economic growth throughout the state.

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The Diverse Supplier Development Program helps University of Illinois suppliers grow their businesses through student consulting projects and workshops.

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GLHEC is a bi-national partnership that provides a unique platform for higher education institutions to connect across borders to discuss a range of regionally significant socioeconomic and environmental issues.

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Partner with us

Learn how to partner with us on your initiative that can grow the economy in Illinois.