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INNOVATION: How Important is it for Your Company?

  • IIT Technology Business Center, Atrium 3440 South Dearborn Street Chicago, IL, 60616 United States (map)

CAIC, in conjunction with the South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium (SMHEC), held its June Membership Meeting at the Illinois Institute of Technology. During the event, participants.....

  • Toured the Idea ShopTM -- State-of-the-art rapid-prototyping lab with 3-D Printers, CNC Machines, etc., and collaborative teaming areas. This lab serves as a hub for engaging alumni and corporate & community stakeholders as a cutting edge workplace and learning space.
  • Explored sponsoring an IPRO Project -- Interdisciplinary teams of IIT students working in teams to tackle complex issues that are vital to an organization’s success.  Several CAIC members have already partnered with IIT on successful projects.
  • Learned about the SouthWorks Maker Lab Network -- Equipment/ Expertise at a community college near you!
  • Heard about the Industrial Technology and Management Program -- Through an assessment of hundreds of Chicagoland manufacturing companies, a new kind of educational program was designed to serve industry by enabling technical specialists to pursue a relevant bachelor’s degree and advance into management.