Thursday, June 20, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Illinois Innovation Voucher Program: Informational Session

Presented by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition

The Illinois Innovation Voucher program helps businesses forge collaborative partnerships with top-tier researchers from Illinois’s world-class institutions of higher education, leveraging their research capabilities, facilities, and expertise to drive innovation that propels business forward.

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has awarded the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition the authority to administer this program, which includes up to $3,000,000 in the form of vouchers to eligible participants over the course of one year. Innovation vouchers may cover up to 75% (not to exceed $75,000) of the cost of a research engagement between an Illinois-based small-to-medium-sized business and an Illinois-based institution of higher education.

Join this information session to learn more about the program and see if your business is eligible to receive benefits.

Featured Speakers

Kate Calabra

Director, Strategic Partnerships | Illinois Science and Technology Coalition

Jacob Barry

Innovation Program Manager | Illinois Science and Technology Coalition

Event Partner

This event is hosted by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and our Illinois SBDC. Learn more about our small business services here.

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