Managed by the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC), the Innovation Network aims to:
- Direct entrepreneurs to services they need to build their business, including financial, legal, consulting, and others;
- Bring together all components of the Illinois Innovation Ecosystem, highlighting existing resources, networks, and opportunities for engagement;
- Celebrate success stories that inspire others to engage;
- Guide anyone in search of an answer to the question “Who is doing what?” in Illinois
The Innovation Network previously supported the activities of the Illinois Inovation Council, which was convened in 2011 to identify and advance strategies to accelerate innovation, economic growth, and job creation. The council was disbanded in 2014.