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Attention UIC Students: Launch Your Business This Summer!

Are you a UIC student or team with a great idea for a new business? Do you want support in taking steps to move from vision to reality?

The Innovation Center uses corporate sponsored classes, labs, and programs to apply abstract knowledge in new ways. In other words? We solve real-world problems.
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  • Problem solving in action Our work is inspired by real-world needs. While the process may look a little different each time, it is always anchored by human-centered design.

  • Lean innovation Lean innovation is iterative. It is repeatable and delivers consistent results and is adaptable for partner's challenges.

  • Radically multidisciplinary We bridge higher education with industry partners through sponsored classes across 20+ disciplines. Real-word projects. Real-world solutions.

  • 1,200 + students trained in collaborative problem solving with corporate partners

  • 38 unique corporate partners since 2002

  • 28 different disciplines collaborating in labs and classes from our campus