Chicago Innovation Exchange

Innovation cities are often born out of a response to crisis. Following the Great Recession, American cities responded with a fighting spirit -- empowering individuals to undertake new ventures and concentrating their efforts around hubs of innovation. The University of Chicago and City of Chicago are working together to make the city a global destination for entrepreneurship and innovation. The Chicago Innovation Exchange on the mid-south side of Chicago is catalyzing economic growth by providing programming for business incubation, promoting collaboration among emerging entrepreneurs, and fostering partnerships with the marketplace to commercialize new ideas and technologies.