If you're new to the ecosystem, start by taking a look at the big picture--the Ecosystem at a Glance. This will help you to get an idea of the organizations, resources, and programs that are ready to support you.
We recommend that you also take a closer look at the following resources, or explore the Illinois Entrepreneurship site to learn more about how to get involved as a faculty member.
EnterpriseWorks - At the Research Park, EnterpriseWorks offers many programs for faculty such as networking events, Entrepreneur-in-Residence consulting, and I-Start Accelerator. Learn more about this incubator and resource center.
I-Corps at Illinois - EnterpriseWorks and the Technology Entrepreneur Center run the NSF I-Corps program at the University of Illinois. I-Corps uses a targeted curriculum to teach faculty to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research, and provides entrepreneurship training. Learn more
IllinoisVENTURES - Provides consultative services, potential funding, and business development support for early-stage and research-driven companies. Learn more
Office of Technology Management (OTM) - OTM can help faculty members with evaluating, patenting, and licensing the University's intellectual property. Learn more