The range of mHUB partners across the ecosystem is part of what makes this opportunity exciting:
Universities, including Northwestern University and the Illinois Tech, bring research and talent.
Manufacturers, such as our first corporate partners — GEVentures, Marmon, 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, product 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 Black Tech Mecca, Women Tech Founders, Instituto del Progreso Latino, etc.
Technology partners, such as AutoDesk, Argonne Labs and UL, provide members with access to software, research, tools and testing equipment.