The University of Illinois Springfield is deepening its commitment to the success and vitality of the Springfield community through the purchase of a three-story, 24,600-square-foot property located near the Illinois State Capitol at 401 E. Washington St. The building will serve as the new home of the UIS Innovation Center.
As one of the 15 hubs in the Illinois Innovation Network (IIN), the UIS Innovation Center will be designed as a space to drive innovation, economic growth and workforce development throughout Illinois. In particular, the UIS Innovation Center will cultivate diverse entrepreneurial ventures, foster policy and social change, develop talent, leverage collaboration and serve as a leader for inclusive innovation and economic development.
Innovation Center Events
As the future home of Innovate Springfield (iSPI), below are upcoming professional development events happening at the university-led social innovation and business incubator's current location in downtown Springfield.