Located in the Illinois Street Residence Halls, Innovation Living-Learning Community (LLC) provides you with resources that can help to make your creative and entrepreneurial dreams a reality. The program includes on-site classes and workshops with faculty and area business leaders revolving around the themes of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The Garage, a dedicated workspace within the community, is available for use by residents as they develop their new businesses and projects. On-site staff members are also available to assist residents as they navigate the ample entrepreneurial and creative resources on the University of Illinois campus and within the Champaign-Urbana community.
The Innovation LLC’s mission is to allow students to explore the entrepreneurial process and to give students the resources to further develop their ideas. Whatever your major, Innovation LLC can help you:
- Locate key resources on-campus and in the community to make your ideas a reality (mentors, funding, etc.)
- Generate ideas and assess opportunities and goals
- Expand your creativity and participate in positive risk taking
- Broaden your entrepreneurial awareness
- Connect with other students who share similar interests in innovation, technology, creativity, and entrepreneurship
Created as a partnership between University Housing and the Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC), Innovation LLC staff actively connect students with the many opportunities that are available through TEC, including competitions, workshops, and events.