On a Tuesday afternoon behind an inconspicuous façade on West
Harrison Street, offices, labs, design studios, and meetings spaces
all buzz with activity; medical students are rehearsing elevator
pitches; engineers are discussing market research; design students
are learning about construction technology; and Liautaud MBA
students are overseeing a range of projects for outside firms who
have come to UIC seeking solutions. This is UIC’s Innovation
Center, where Professor Jelena Spanjol and her...