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  • DPI Announces First Round of Seed Funding Projects

    Helping communities utilize sustainable development strategies, creating a statewide pipeline to train computer science teachers, and integrating people with autism spectrum disorders into the technology and innovation workforce are among the projects funded in the Discovery Partners Institute’s first round of seed grants.


    OSF HealthCare, the University of Illinois System, Illinois Central College, and the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council are joining forces to develop a Peoria Innovation Hub as part of the Illinois Innovation Network.

  • The Hebrew University Joins DPI

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a globally recognized leader in education and innovation, signed an agreement to partner in Discovery Partners Institute. The Hebrew University, which produces a third of Israel’s civilian research, will bring unique expertise to DPI in three vital areas: entrepreneurship, food and agriculture, and computing.

  • UIC selects 10 projects in its first cycle of DPI seed funding

    The University of Illinois at Chicago has selected 10 projects for funding through its Discovery Partners Institute Cycle 1 Seed Funding Program. UIC received 88 proposals, with the 10 winning proposals featuring 20 faculty members from five colleges, inculding four cross-college collaborations.