Leaders in Innovation 

The University of Illinois System attracts the nation's most talented students and faculty. to programs ranked among the best in the United States. Through interdisciplinary research, corporate and public partnerships, and forward-thinking, and supported by federal, state, and private research funding, the talent from our three universities is pioneering innovation across countless fields of study each and every day.

Our stories 

Here's just a sampling of the countless breakthroughs and discoveries from across our system:

The University of Illinois System has a robust innovation ecosystem in place to elevate student and faculty ideas to reality. Visit the Office of the Vice President for Economic Development and Innovation to learn more. The U of I System is also leading the development of the Discovery Partners Institute, an interdisciplinary private-public research institute and hub of the Illinois Innovation Network that will catalyze economic growth throughout the state.

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