Partnering with universities, government labs and businesses to build a stronger future for all of us, in Illinois and around the globe.
DPI’s research and development team brings together the expertise and innovations of academia with the speed and drive of industry. These are our programs.
DPI’s research scientists are leaders in climate science, big data and accessibility. Their work, and the work of the research groups they lead, tackles the world’s most pressing challenges.
DPI funds applied R&D teams to expand Illinois’ tech research base. We are working to develop an ecosystem for building new businesses based on advanced university research and industry needs.
DPI’s R&D Industry program bridges academia and industry, creating unique public-private partnerships that will help business and the state’s economy thrive.
The Illinois Workforce Education Research Collaborative partners works with communities across the state to help solve to crucial education and workforce issues for all ages.
DPI members play an important role in all DPI activities. Learn about the benefits of becoming a member and be part of our efforts in tech talent development, applied R&D and business building.
DPI’s scientists are focused on solving the state’s most pressing problems through world-leading research.
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