Illinois University Incubator Network

The University of Illinois, through EnterpriseWorks at the Research Park, is assisting incubators and the entrepreneurial ecosystems associated with higher education in 10 counties in Illinois, representing distressed regions in need of economic development assistance. This is called the Illinois University Incubator Network (IUIN). A website dedicated to the IUIN can be found here.

Here is a link to the news announcement about the creation of the Illinois University Incubator Network. 

Additional Higher Education Incubators in these counties may be added to the network.

Institutions and other incubators south of I-80 may join the EDA University Center Small Business Assistance Program. 

The IUIN is led by EnterpriseWorks tech incubator at the University of Illinois Research Park and is supported by a grant from the Economic Development Administration