Built in Chicago: Discovery Partners Institute, Tech Hub Network Nab $500M in State Funds

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Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced Wednesday he is allocating $500 million in state funding to help launch the University of Illinois’ Illinois Innovation Network, a network of 15 research and innovation facilities located statewide including the Discovery Partners Institute in the South Loop.

Created to boost Chicago’s tech economy, the 500,000-square-foot DPI, slated to occupy The 78 real estate development, will offer classes and labs for about 2,000 national and international student scholars, academics and business professionals. The DPI says the initial focus will be on driving innovation in areas like agriculture, environment, health and transportation.

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