Illinois Digital Innovation Leadership Program

TIME FRAME
2014 – present
TOTAL FUNDING TO DATE
$300,000
PI: Jon Gant

The Illinois Digital Innovation Leadership Program will increase opportunities for entrepreneurship, economic development, and innovation through the expansion of digital manufacturing, digital media production, and data analytics. Supported by the University of Illinois Extension, the project will engage Illinoisans with mobile digital design and innovation labs, or “DigiTech Hubs,” which will serve as high-tech inventor workshops equipped with tools for everything from audio production to 3D printing. Digital Innovation Leadership staff will work with 4-H clubs, public libraries, and public schools to develop permanent community-based and -supported studios, creating a network that will build statewide capacity in digital design, manufacturing, and entrepreneurship.

Illinois Digital Innovation Leadership Program

Personnel

Illinois Digital Innovation Leadership Program
Jon Gant
Principal Investigator (PI)

Funding Agencies

University of Illinois Extension — 2014 — $300,000

Research Areas

Data Curation, Design and Evaluation of Information Systems and Services