Over at the Chicago Sun-Times, Sandra Guy writes that the University of Illinois is pursuing plans to create a research, development and supercomputing center in Chicago where tech startups, manufacturers and big corporations can solve problems in energy, transportation, advanced manufacturing, food production and healthcare technology.
A research “hub” would be set up for 250 faculty fellows within the next three years, according to an outline of the project obtained by the Sun-Times. More than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students would get training and entrepreneurial opportunities at the UI Labs in the next five years.
Now in the fundraising stage, the goal is to raise $20 million for the first year of operations for the UI Labs. Read the Full Story.