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Building the Illinois Innovation Economy

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Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-27869-0ISBN-10: 0-309-27869-4

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What policies and organizations are helping to drive innovation-based business formation, employment, and economic growth in Illinois? To address this question, the National Academies Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy (STEP), in cooperation with the National Cancer Institute and the International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University convened a conference of state business, academic, and political leaders as well as high-level U.S. government officials to highlight the accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities of the Illinois innovation ecosystem. The conference highlighted the contributions of Illinois universities in generating research, creating new businesses, and attracting talent to the state. Participants also considered how national and international models for innovation and cluster development could be adapted in Illinois.

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Rapporteur: Charles W. Wessner

This study was supported by: Contract/Grant No. DE-DT0000236, TO #28 (base award DE-AM01-04PI45013), between the National Academy of Sciences and the Department of Energy; and Contract/Grant No. N01-OD-4-2139, TO #250 between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Institutes of Health. This report was prepared by the National Academy of Sciences under award number SB134106Z0011, TO# 4 (68059), from the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This report was prepared by the National Academy of Sciences under award number 99-06-07543-02 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Economic Development Administration, or the U.S. Department of Commerce. Additional support was provided by The International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University, The Illinois Science and Technology Coalition, the Heinz Endowments, the Association of University Research Parks, Acciona Energy, Dow Corning, IBM, and SkyFuel, Inc.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

Copyright © 2013, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK138470PMID: 24069623
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