Building Beyond Tomorrow

Illinois lands federal partnership to further develop quantum projects

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday plans to announce a major partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense’s research and development agency to further expand quantum research in Illinois. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, will take residency on the state’s quantum campus to establish a program where quantum computing prototypes will be tested. […]

Pritzker taps IBM, Discover in bid for federal quantum funds

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has turned to a consortium that includes IBM and Discover Financial Services to help win federal funds to develop quantum technology. The companies will work together with Boston Consulting Group and P33, a nonprofit started by the governor’s sister and former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, to develop quantum tools to fight […]

IBM eyes a quantum computing play in Chicago

As Governor J.B. Pritzker pushes for Illinois to become a quantum tech hub, IBM’s interest signifies significant strides in establishing the state as a key player in the quantum computing revolution.

Building a Beyond Silicon Workforce

Building a skilled workforce ensures industry partners have access to more talent, future students more on-the-job opportunities, and academics more insights needed to build better curriculums. Dean Rashid Bashir of Grainger College of Engineering, Fermilab Senior Engineer Farah Fahim, and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Juan Salgado discuss preparing a workforce for tech innovation with […]

Gov. Pritzker Celebrates Quantum Technology Leadership with The Bloch Tech Hub

Governor JB Pritzker and Innovate Illinois announced a multi-year plan for The Bloch Quantum Tech Hub to develop quantum technology solutions for pressing issues such as fraud detection, grid resilience, and drug discovery by accelerating industry adoption to drive research commercialization—an initiative that is projected to generate $60 billion in economic impact for the Chicago […]

Illinois Submits Two Projects for Phase 2 Federal EDA Tech Hub Funding

CHICAGO — March 1, 2024 — Innovate Illinois is excited to announce the submission of two transformative projects—The Bloch and iFAB—for Phase 2 funding under the U.S Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Tech Hubs Program. Both The Bloch, aimed at advancing quantum information science and technology (QIST), and the iFAB: Illinois Fermentation and Agriculture Biomanufacturing Hub, […]