The Illinois University Incubator Network supports entrepreneurship by providing resources, technical assistance, and guidance to university incubators.
The Network assists incubators and the entrepreneurial ecosystems associated with higher education in 10 Illinois counties. These counties represent distressed regions in need of economic development assistance.
Led by the EnterpriseWorks incubator at the University of Illinois Research Park and supported by a grant from the Economic Development Administration, the IUIN provides direct resources to entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Institutions and other incubators south of I-80 may join the EDA University Center Small Business Assistance Program.
Cheri coordinates projects related to the IUIN.