There's a vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem that already exists at the University of Illinois, and we're excited for faculty members to be part of it. So, jump in and get involved!

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