Mission

Innovation DuPage will significantly impact regional economic development by leveraging public and private partners in support of startup and early-stage business enterprises by connecting them to the knowledge, expert mentors and resources necessary to succeed.

Vision

Innovation DuPage empowers entrepreneurs, inspires and informs businesses, educational and governmental partners through focused collaboration, resource sharing and strategic development of the regional innovation ecosystem. 

Values

Innovation, Inspiration and Education

Innovation in isolation helps few. Education is purposed with imparting knowledge, but also learning from industry, students, and all constituents to constantly update what is known. ID will foster the creation of new ideas, products, processes and services.

Collaboration, Inclusion and Diversity

ID seeks to reframe traditional silos of competition into learning networks of cooperation, where shrinking product life cycles, rapidly changing technology and increasingly complex business problems necessitate collaborative research and development across companies, industries and regions. Central to this effort is representation from a broad cross section of regional industry clusters, as well as intentional inclusion of current and future entrepreneurs from all ages and backgrounds. 

Innovation DuPage

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