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Mentoring program to bridge gap between ideas and innovation

Chicago Innovators Mentors Matching

One of the biggest challenges to early stage innovation is that it most needs experienced advice when it is least able to attract it, says Alan Thomas, director of UChicagoTech, the University of Chicago’s  Office of Technology and Intellectual Property. “A structural problem in Chicago is that at this embryonic point there have been very […]

What Chicago Knows about Innovation

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The director of the 10-year-old Chicago Innovation Awards shares key steps other cities can take to fuel economic growth By Luke Tanen Federal policymakers have put innovation squarely at the center of strategies for economic recovery. Knowing that innovation is vital and making it happen are two very different things. One approach we have found […]