CIO Makerspace

CIO’s vision is to be a premier provider of quality services to inventors with limited financial resources whose inventions will create sustainable businesses and jobs in the Chicago metropolitan area. We help “Ordinary People with Extraordinary Inventions” bring their product dreams to reality.

The Maker Space’s Commercialization activities can assist in the “bringing to market” of new innovations and products. CIO can assist with everything from concept to commercialization, and assist with the six stages of commercialization, including the following viability stages: concept, entrepreneurial, intellectual property, product, customer, and commercial manufacturing.

The 1,000 square foot facility will be located in the Pilsen community only a few miles from the Illinois Tech campus which will enable faculty experts and students to help inventors, local businesses, and industry bring new ideas to market.