Academic collaborators and Research Center Partners

University of Chicago

  • Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

  • Chicago Innovation Exchange

  • Energy Policy Institute at Chicago

  • Harris School of Public Policy

  • Population Research Center

  • South Side Health and Vitality Studies

  • The University of Chicago Center in Delhi

  • UChicago Urban

Other collaborator institutions and centers

  • Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Newcastle University

  • New York University

  • Northwestern University

  • Northern Illinois University

  • Portland State University

  • Radboud University

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • UI Labs

  • University of Bristol

  • University of Illinois at Chicago

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • University of Strathclyde

  • University of Texas, Dallas

  • University of Washington

  • University of Wisconsin

Government, Public, and Foundation Partners

City of chicago

  • Chicago Department of Environment and Sustainability

  • Chicago Department of Information Technology (DoIT)

  • Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)

  • Chicago Public Schools, Lane Technical High School


  • Census

  • Department of Energy

  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

  • MacArthur Foundation

  • Motorola Solutions Foundation

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

  • President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

  • Smart Chicago Collaborative

  • White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP)

Industry Partners


  • BigBelly

  • Cisco Systems

  • CityGIS

  • FabLab Barcelona

  • Intel Corporation

  • Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM)

  • McCaffery Interests

  • Microsoft

  • Motorola Solutions

  • Schneider Electric

  • Zebra Technologies International