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In celebration of the Illinois innovation economy, please join Governor J.B. Pritzker, the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC), the Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity(DCEO), and our many supporting partners for a Leadership Breakfast in celebration of Illinois Innovation Day on Friday, April 12th from 8:30-11:30am at the Governor’s Mansion.
 
Illinois Innovation Day is an opportunity to highlight the important role that research, innovation and entrepreneurship play in driving Illinois’ economy from Rockford to Carbondale. The day will includeopportunities for discussion on key themes, including place-based innovation & university incubation activity; STEM talent pipeline development; and cluster strategies in the state.

What: Illinois Innovation Day 2019
When
: Friday, April 12th, 2019: 8:30 – 11:30am
Where: Illinois Governor’s Mansion, 410 E Jackson St, Springfield, IL 62701

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Agenda
8:30 – 9:30am: Registration & Networking Breakfast
9:30am: Speaking Program, featuring…
  • Governor J.B. Pritzker
  • Erin Guthrie – Director, Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
  • Mark Harris – President & CEO, Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC)

10:00am: State of Innovation Panel Discussion

  • Moderated by Laura Frerichs – Director, University of Illinois Research Park

10:45am: Roundtable Discussions

  • Place-based Innovation & University Incubation Activity
  • STEM Talent Pipeline Development
  • Cluster Strategies