illinois-innovationBrad Keywell is Chairman of the Illinois Innovation Council. Governor Pat Quinn created the Illinois Innovation Council in 2011 to identify and advance strategies that accelerate innovation, economic growth, and job creation.  Through partnerships with academic institutions, businesses and government entities, the Illinois Innovation Council supports innovation-driven enterprises and entrepreneurs, attracts innovative researchers, and helps industry clusters expand and develop.  Additionally, the IllinoisInnovation Council recommends criteria to measure, index, and communicateIllinois’ performance as a global source for innovation.