Tel Aviv and Chicago pairing up to advance research and innovation

Tel Aviv University and three universities in Chicago are launching this ambitious projct in Chicago.

Tel Aviv University (photo credit: WIKIMEDIA)
Tel Aviv University
(photo credit: WIKIMEDIA)
Tel Aviv University is joining forces with three major Chicago universities to establish an innovation and entrepreneurship hub called the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) in the center of Chicago, according to a Tel Aviv University statement to the press.
The center will focus on research and entrepreneurship and innovation education with an emphasis on cyber security, artificial intelligence, big data and food security.
Tel Aviv University, University of Chicago, University of Illinois and Northwestern University will all take part in the partnership that has already received $500 million from the the state of Illinois for the construction of the DPI.
The new building to house the DPI is expected to be completed by 2021.
A special launch ceremony will be held in Chicago to be attended by TAU President Professor Joseph Klafter and University of Illinois President Professor Tim Killeen.
"The fact that TAU was invited to join this important initiative as an equal founding partner verifies its firm status and central place in the international arena of entrepreneurship and innovation," Klafter.