Discover Partners Institute Connects Industry and Research

DPI photo in Chicago

The Discover Partners Institute is an interdisciplinary public-private research institute that is led by the University of Illinois system.

DPI campus
DPI campus

DPI will host hundreds of world-class faculty, staff, and entrepreneurs, students, and companies, venture capital firms, state and community organizations who will live and work side-by-side in a beautiful, 62-acre site on the Chicago River in Chicago.

The DPI will be organized around grand challenges in four thematic areas that represent the most current needs - computing & data sciences, health & wellness, environment & water, and food & agriculture. Research at the DPI will span basic to applied but in all cases will translate to real world industrial problems. To achieve this, DPI will be deeply integrated with companies to help formulate those problems, engage in collaborative R&D projects, and to provide a home for corporate R&D activities.