CIE celebrates growth and expansion
UChicago opens new Fab Lab, announces startup licensing program
Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, Chicago Innovation Exchange
Since opening its doors nearly one year ago, the Chicago Innovation Exchange has grown exponentially—the center has welcomed more than 1,100 new members, hosted nearly 400 programs and workshops, and offered more than 375 expert one-on-one advisory sessions. On Oct. 8, the CIE and the University of Chicago marked a new expansion—the opening of an incremental 7,000 square feet of space for entrepreneurs and innovators on 53rd Street in Hyde Park.
We are excited by the opportunity to increase Argonne’s role as a Chicagoland innovation partner.
From advances in batteries that go beyond lithium-ion to the molecular engineering of water resources, bridging discovery and commercialization will help the lab and the region by bringing technologies to the marketplace and changing the world.
Argonne Director Peter Littlewood
State and local elected officials, including Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Chicago Deputy Mayor Steve Koch, joined President Robert J. Zimmer and other notable attendees for an opening celebration Oct. 8 that included tours of the new CIE facility, which houses a new Fab Lab with state-of-the-art fabrication and prototyping equipment, along with additional business incubator, meeting and conference room space.