Finding better solutions to complex global challenges, faster – that's the overarching goal of the Discovery Accelerator Institute. This large-scale collaboration combines the strengths of academia and industry to spur breakthroughs in emerging areas of technology.
Progress and impact in Illinois and beyond.
Stories of Impact
Serving the broader disability community and educating others: These commitments will continue to drive Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt in her new role as Director of the National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research.
While "a tidal wave of bankruptcies” was expected during the COVID crisis, the opposite happened. Gies Business faculty researcher Jialan Wang is part of a study that can help economists better predict what to expect during a similar situation in the future.
From supporting startups and hosting more than 2,000 high-tech jobs, to creating interdisciplinary teams of interns for global business leaders, the Research Park at UIUC ignites innovation, transforming it into economic progress for our state.
Be a hero
In July 2020, UIUC began administering the rapid-result, saliva-based COVID tests developed by our researchers. In December, the one-millionth test was administered here on campus. Join us now as we work to deploy a testing strategy throughout the state.
Leverage our talent
Recruit employees from one of the deepest and broadest talent pools in the nation, or solve business problems by collaborating with our boundary-pushing researchers and innovators. The Office of Corporate Relations can help match your needs to our resources.
Bold innovators and pioneers
Our 17,800+ graduate students daily demonstrate the university’s commitment to inclusion, innovation and impact. With more than 90 doctoral programs and 155+ master’s programs, our students are pioneering change in nearly every field imaginable.