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Illinois governor proposes $500 million match for public-private research institute

March 08, 2018

In an effort to support research collaboration among the state’s largest universities, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed FY 2019 capital budget would provide $500 million for the University of Illinois Discovery Partners Institute in Chicago’s South Loop. The funds would serve as a state match for private donations from individuals, corporations, and other entities. Originally announced last October, the Discovery Partners Institute would provide a space for the state’s colleges and universities to work on targeted research projects in partnership with the private sector.

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