The Incubator - the Technology Innovation Center expands to ISTP

Technology Innovation Center was named the top incubator in the country in 1997 by the National Business Incubator Association. Some of the support resources provided by the non-profit incubator include reduced rent, flexible leases and spaces, free legal services, marketing, financial advice and access to Northwestern University and alumni corporations. "Part of the reason we're interested in this location is because we do have so many of these small and really fairly sophisticated engineering firms and manufacturing firms on the North Shore" said Tim Lavengood, executive director of Technology Innovation Center. "I believe that this is one of the most promising new areas that's emerging right now."


Skokie's robust manufacturing base, complementary uses and available commercial, industrial and research space enhances the potential for TIC to attract venture companies focused on innovative manufacturing tools, including nano-processing, 3-D printing, other programmable light duty tooling, advanced industrial process simulations and more.  TIC has leased approximately 1,500 square feet of space at 8045 Lamon Ave, with a provision of expansion to 3,000 square feet depending on the number of start-up firms attracted to the new TIC Skokie location.  "Establishing the TIC at the Park is a natural progression of the park's continued growth," said Mayor George Van Dusen. "The Illinois Science + Technology Park, and Northwestern University, are the two most important technology innovation centers in the area. Having a TIC location in Skokie, affiliated with the tech park, will allow both institutions to collaborate with efficiency and allow both an enriched ability to participate.  entrepreneurial innovation

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