We assist emerging entrepreneurs – students and community members alike – to help them transform great ideas into marketable products, start-up companies, and potentially transformative new industries.
This city and this university have fostered generations of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs, yielding new ideas that have changed the face of the world.
Today, we are building on our past successes through programs that extend the ideas of creative and talented people throughout our communities and that support collaborations to help them pursue innovative ideas.
By joining our educational excellence with high-impact services and expert mentorship, we are helping to incubate and accelerate important new ventures. We also offer community members affordable access to work spaces and technological support that will foster innovation, enable translation of innovative ideas into prototype products, and help them establish strong, sustainable new businesses.
UChicago Medicine Simulation Center and Comer Children's Hospital debut a new mobile unit to be used for training
The University of Chicago Medicine’s Simulation Center and Comer Children's Hospital recently unveiled the UChicago Medicine Simulation Mobile Unit, a refurbished ambulance that will be used for many different types of training.
Small Business Spotlight: Nicole Jordan’s catering and consulting businesses show “you can be small but not small-minded”
Nicole Jordan, an alum of the Polsky Center’s Financial Fundamentals and Small Business Growth programs, is launching a second business, Urban Operation, that leverages both her business consulting experience and culinary skills to help fellow small food businesses grow.
Chicago high schoolers become first members of the U.S. public to use ultra-secure quantum technology in mock voting event
Kenwood Academy High School students visited the Chicago Quantum Exchange to cast unhackable votes over a quantum network, with a special visit from former President Barack Obama.
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering Introduction to Molecular Engineering Course for City Colleges of Chicago Students
The three-week, non-credit course Deairra Fox-Brown participated in aims to show City Colleges of Chicago students paths to four-year STEM degrees and help address the underrepresentation of minority students in science and engineering.