The range of mHUB partners across the ecosystem is part of what makes this opportunity exciting:
Universities, including the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, and Illinois Tech, bring research and talent.
Manufacturers, such as our first corporate partners — GE Ventures, Marmon, The Chamberlain Group, AskPower, Wiegel Toolworks, will not only use our facilities, but also present industry-specific needs for our community of entrepreneurs to address.
Manufacturing associations — Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) and the Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA) — for instance, connect entrepreneurs to the manufacturing sector and help scale.
A robust entrepreneurial community of technologists, physical product development engineers and designers, and makers bring new ideas and processes to drive innovation.
Early-stage investors eager for opportunities will supply capital and support.
Education partners, such as Chicago Public Schools, develop STEM and Career Technical Education (CTE; formerly vocational education) skills in Chicago’s student population.
Neighborhood partners bring diversity to our community, including BWISE, NSBE, Women Tech Founders, etc.
Technology partners, such as Keysight, Argonne Labs and UL, provide members with access to software, research, tools and testing equipment.