We are delighted to introduce this first edition of the Innovate@UIC newsletter!
We intend to make this a regular publication and use it to keep you in touch with news and developments in our UIC innovation and entrepreneurial community. We welcome all in the community to send us updates that you believe can help provide education and support to the culture of innovation at UIC.
This can only be achieved with the help of everyone involved with innovation at UIC.
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Lately, Innovate@UIC seems to be making many appearances.
So…what is Innovate@UIC?
Innovate@UIC is designed to nurture innovation and the commercialization of research and intellectual property at UIC. Innovate@UIC develops and coordinates activities that provide education and support for UIC and UIC affiliated innovators looking to license a product, build a new venture or fund a start-up.
EnterpriseWorks Chicago (EW Chicago), the incubation arm of the University, officially opened HTI in January 2014. The 12,000 square foot shared laboratory and office space is aimed at validating ideas, converting innovation into products, and accelerating the project to venture readiness. HTI serves as Chicago’s first shared wet lab facility. As a platform for community and economic development, HTI was able to capture existing client demand when the doors opened.
Research institutions generate an abundance of promising new technologies; moving these technologies from the proof of concept stage to market often requires a team with diverse talent dedicated to support the inventor and navigate the commercialization path.