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START-UPS IN CHICAGO FIND THAT FOCUS ON B2B CLIENTS PAYS OFF

December 15, 2016

When Jim Boccarossa met Stephanie Murphy, he did not know anything about the aviation industry. She had spent 10 years in the business, however, brokering spare parts.

Read more in the Financial Times.

CHICAGO'S HANDS-ON APPROACH TO INNOVATION ACCELERATORS

December 8, 2016

UI LABS is unique among innovation accelerators because of the degree to which a municipal government—in this case Chicago’s—is involved with developing, deploying and testing its urban solutions. Established in 2014, the accelerator brings together more than 300 university and industry partners—hence the “UI”—under two labs: the Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute, focused on improving American competitiveness, and City Digital, centered around smart technology...

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UI LABS OPENS DIGITAL MANUFACTURING CENTER ON GOOSE ISLAND

June 24, 2016

UI Labs, the center for digital manufacturing on Goose Island, could bring jobs back to America from offshore because its projects will enable companies to produce goods more efficiently, officials said Monday as the center officially opened.

Read more in the Chicago Sun Times.