Tuesday, March 3, 2020

UIS seeks public input about downtown Innovation Center

The University of Illinois Springfield is seeking public input about the UIS Innovation Center and Springfield Innovation District in the downtown area.

A public session will be held at Innovate Springfield, 15 So. Old State Capitol Plaza, at 5 p.m. Thursday.

The UIS Innovation Center was named the first hub of the Illinois Innovation Network (IIN), a system of connected university-community-industry-based hubs throughout the state. Those hubs will work together to drive innovation, economic development and workforce development across Illinois utilizing a combination of research, public-private partnerships, entrepreneurship and workforce training programs.

The goal of the UIS Innovation Center is to advance the regional economy by working with industry partners, government, civic organizations and other higher education institutions to build a robust and inclusive human capital and innovation pipeline.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide input and engage in small-group sessions with UIS faculty in several focus areas.

This story appeared in The State Journal-Register on March 2, 2020.

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