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, and has a robust innovation ecosystem in place to elevate student and faculty ideas to reality. 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.

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.

Our stories 

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


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