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Annual Report 2014
The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC) harnesses the power of research and innovation to expand and enrich the states economy. As a member-driven, nonprofit entity, we forge public-private partnerships among industry, research universities, federal labs, and government to increase investments in research and technology, develop talent, promote awareness and policies, and drive job growth in Illinois.
Mark HarrisPresident & CEO
Jeffrey Margolis, PhDManaging Director
Robert GreenleeSenior Advisor
Alya Adamany WoodsManaging Director, Illinois Innovation Network
Roxanne Atienza, PhDDirector of Operations
Lyubomir UzunovProgram Manager, Research
Allie Scully BarwiseProgram Manager, R&D STEM Learning Exchange
David MachajewskiProgram Manager, Innovation Initiatives
Emily CooperProgram Manager, R&D STEM Learning Exchange
Utsav GandhiProgram Intern
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Board of Directors
Chairman Douglas Baker President Northern Illinois University
MembersLinda DarraghClinical Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice and Executive Director Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, Northwestern University
John Flavin Executive Director Chicago Innovation Exchange,University of Chicago
Robert Fleming Director, Strategic Planning, Land and Self Protection Systems DivisionNorthrop Grumman Corporation
Laura FrerichsDirectorUniversity of Illinois Research Park
Chris GladwinFounder and Vice ChairmanCleversafe
John LarsonGeneral Manager, Global Alliance ManagementAbbVie
Robert LoweCEOWellspring Worldwide
Jeffrey MaysPresidentIllinois Business Roundtable
Azmi NabulsiHead of R&D Strategic and Professional AffairsTakeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
Warren RibleyExecutive DirectorIllinois Medical District
Gerald RoperPresidentChicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Matthew SummyVice President, External and Government AffairsComcast Corporation
Greetings from ISTC leadership
Since being created by the State of Illinois 25 years ago, the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC)
has been immersed in advancing the states innovation economy and linking talent and ideas from our
leading research universities, national labs, and industry to improve peoples lives and increase economic
development. Throughout 2014, ISTC realized unprecedented growth, building our network to more
than 75 member and partner organizations and driving new capital opportunities, impact partnerships,
enhanced awareness, sound policies, and deeper talent development.
Key highlights from 2014 included:
Releasing the Illinois Science and Technology Roadmap, a first-of-its-kind, data-driven report that identifies research and innovation strengths that will drive competitiveness and business growth in
key industries across the state.
Expanding the Illinois Corporate-Startup Challenge, a program that links the states emerging companies with large corporations through a highly curated matchmaking process, which in 201314 included more
than 40 referral partners, 72 early-stage companies, and demo days with 8 corporations. The initiative was
named the Most Promising TBED (technology-based economic development) Initiative by SSTI (formerly the State Science & Technology Institute) at its 18th annual national conference, held in Chicago.
Playing a significant role in securing research- and technology-focused federal funding, including the
$320 million Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII); successfully advocating for a $25 million dollar authorization for the Regional Innovation Program; and helping to seed the $500,000 Illinois Regional Proof of Concept Program.
Extending the reach of the R&D STEM Learning Exchange, through the efforts of the Illinois Science & Technology Institute (ISTI), to 28 high schools and more than 1,000 students to support authentic, inquiry-based learning experiences and enable greater career exploration in research and development
We look forward to building on these efforts and accomplishments to cultivate more economic growth in the
year ahead, and we thank all of our member and partner organizations for their continued collaboration.
President and CEO
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ISTC members are leaders in the Illinois innovation economy. Through membership, these organizations
share a voice and develop partnerships that drive Illinois research, development, and innovation pipeline.
ISTC members and partners
Universities and federal labs
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Chicago Council on Science & Technology
Chicago Innovation Awards
Chicago Innovation Mentors
Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center/1871
Chicago Metro Metal Consortium
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Citizens Utility Board
Clean Energy Trust
Economic Development Council for Central Illinois
Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Illinois Manufacturers Association
Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center
Illinois Science & Energy Innovation Foundation
Illinois Technology Association
Illinois Venture Capital Association
Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois
Peoria Specialized Manufacturing Strategy Group
Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce
Quad City Manufacturing Laboratory
Rev3 Innovation Center
Rockford Area Aerospace Network
Rockford Area Economic Development Council
Smart Chicago Collaborative
Smart Grid Cluster
St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce
University of Illinois Business Innovation Services
World Business Chicago
Nonprofits and civic groups
4Year of impactISTCs role and accomplishments
Securing increased capital for research and investment
Cultivating impact partnerships
Raising awareness through regular publications and events
Advocating for sound policies and programs
Developing and retaining top talent
Year of innovationBy the numbers
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ISTC strengthens innovation through five outcome areas
With the strength of our more than 75 members and partners, ISTC enhances the Illinois innovation economy by securing increased capital for research and investment, cultivating innovative ideas and impactful partnerships, raising awareness through regular publications and events, advocating for sound policies, and developing and retaining top talent.
Year of impactISTCs role and accomplishments
Research and investment capital
Policy and advocacy
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ISTC collaborates with elected officials, policy makers, regional economic development organizations, universities, industry, and state agencies to attract federal research and technology commercialization dollars to Illinois and direct state funds to effective programs that support innovation and technology development.
Delivering the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute In February, President Obama announced that the
$320 million Digital Manufacturing and Design
Innovation Institute (DMDII) had been awarded to a
UI LABSled consortium of more than 70 industry and
academic partners. ISTC served as a core member
of the proposal team, leading the development of
the education and workforce section and supporting
engagement of federal and state government officials.
ISTCs efforts catalyzed recruitment of more than 200
supporting state and local government agencies,
regional economic development organizations,
workforce-training organizations, community colleges,
and STEM1 education programs.
DMDII is the nations flagship research institute for applying cutting-edge digital technologies to reduce the time
and cost of manufacturing, strengthen the capabilities of the U.S. supply chain, and decrease acquisition costs.
The institute will develop and demonstrate digital manufacturing technologies as well as deploy and commercialize
these technologies across a range of manufacturing industries.
President Obama announces Illinois as the winner of the $320 million Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII).
Realizing the benefits of advanced manufacturing in IllinoisDMDII grew from the Illinois Manufacturing Lab (IML) concept, a partnership seeded by the State of Illinois
and the University of Illinois. ISTC led the development of the initial scoping and business plan development of
this network model, which aims to link small and midsize manufacturers with new advanced manufa