Innovation Ecosystem

Every innovation follows a unique path to impact, and so the University has cultivated a system of resources to support innovators with different needs and at different stages in the commercialization process.  These resources are offered both by the University and in partnership with external programs.

University Mentoring & Funding Programs for Startups

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Illinois Ventures
Launched by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees in 2002, Illinois Ventures is a premier seed and early-stage technology investment firm focused on research-derived companies in information technologies, physical sciences, life sciences and clean technology. IllinoisVENTURES professionals provide guidance in market assessment, business strategy, and competitive analysis. The firm also provides funding through all stages of business creation and development.

Partnerships