The incubator facility leverages assets and resources of its University of Illinois host to cultivate viable startups.
EnterpriseWorks Chicago is an incubator space aimed at validating ideas, converting innovation into products, and accelerating venture readiness. Its lead initiative, HTI, focuses on Health, Technology, and Innovation in collaborative spaces shared by scientists, engineers, investors, and industry experts.
HTI envisioned a sophisticated feel to encourage cutting edge thought and exploration. A custom reception desk and bold graphic wall visually relay the creative energy animating the spaces, while a bright color palette is used throughout and vibrant carpet patterns define public, private, and circulation areas.
Program components include wet and dry labs, private and shared offices, meeting and conference spaces, training rooms, a multipurpose lounge, and a pantry area. All equipment and furnishings, including walls of marker boards throughout the renovated space, are designed to encourage conversation and support collaborative activities.