Illinois Science & Technology Institute

  • Chicago

About Us

The Illinois Science &Technology Institute (ISTI) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, and a complementary effort to the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition, based at 1871. The ISTI was established to enhance opportunities for philanthropic public-private partnerships and to develop and deliver educational programming. ISTI leads the R&D STEM Learning Exchange (RDLE).

RDLE is a bridge to better connect industry and schools to increase interest in STEM careers and post-secondary opportunities. RDLE serves as an intermediary to catalyze collaboration between these groups through solving real-world problems and facilitating project-based mentoring.