Dear colleagues:

Thanks to all of you who took time out of your busy schedules to join the recent forums we hosted at each of our universities to update our progress toward the Discovery Partners Institute and the Illinois Innovation Network. Your input was invaluable and will help guide us as we continue the planning and implementation process.

As we said at the forums, these initiatives were founded on the excellence and expertise of our faculty, and their ultimate success hinges on all of you. So, whether you attended the forums or not, we hope you will take just a few minutes to fill out this short form to share your feedback or your interest in getting involved.

Please also bookmark the DPI website for quick, easy reference. We will update it regularly as new information becomes available, including announcements of additional discussion forums planned later this fall.

Working together, we will create a pioneering new research and education enterprise that addresses our society’s most pressing challenges and fosters the innovation breakthroughs that drive economic development. In so doing, we will build on the U of I System’s rich legacy of scholarship and discovery that have improved the quality of life for people across our state, our nation and beyond.


Tim Killeen

Ed Seidel
Vice President for Economic Development and Innovation

Bill Sanders
Interim Director, Discovery Partners Institute

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