What's happening in and around the Park? Here is an update from the team at the Illinois Science + Technology Park.    
20 Years of Big Thinking at the Nanoscale
2021 IIN Symposium

Celebrating 20 Years of Big Thinking at the Nanoscale

Since 2001, the IIN Symposium has been one of the world’s premier events for students, researchers, and others interested in the latest advances in nanotechnology.

With the celebration of the IIN’s 20th anniversary, the 2021 IIN Symposium will, for the first time, exclusively feature luminaries from Northwestern delivering TED-style talks on their research and its impact across areas of importance to everyone. The winners of the 2021 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine and Kabiller Young Investigator Award will also present their work.

Thursday, November 04, 2021, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Hilton Orrington
1701 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Vetter Chicago: A Great Place to Work
The best workplaces in the world have risen to the challenges of 2020 in truly amazing ways by putting their people first. These companies have the highest levels of trust and most inclusive cultures in the world.

98% I'm proud to tell others I work here.
97% Management is competent at running the business.
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95% I am treated as a full member here regardless of my position.
95% I feel I make a difference here.

92% of employees at Vetter Development Services say it is a great place to work compared to 59% of employees at a typical U.S.-based company. To learn more, click here.
Space Now Available @ISTP
There is laboratory and office space available in 8045 Lamon.  Suites, ranging from approximately 10,000 sq. ft. to over 50,000 sq. ft., are ready now. Options appropriately address your access and security concerns.  Interested? Click here!

8045 Lamon (Research to Commercialization)
  • 4 story, 163,000 square feet
  • Gold LEED rated “green” facility
  • Conference Center and Auditorium
  • Areas for meetings, collaboration and socialization

Design your customized lab & office facilities at 8030 Lamon. (Flexible Options for Development)
  • Flexible build to suit options
  • Up to 200,000 square feet of office and development space

“The Illinois Science + Technology Park is a significant contributor to Skokie’s employment base and economic growth,” said Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen. “The park continues to grow and contribute to Skokie’s economy while also providing economic stimulus for the state and Midwest region.”
Wednesday on the Green: Downtown Skokie
Summer weeks of family entertainment FREE in Downtown Skokie!

The Skokie Chamber of Commerce and Industry has once again teamed with the Skokie Public Library, Skokie Park District and Village of Skokie to bring you another summer of fun.

All the Wednesdays on the Green events begin at 7PM and are held on the Village Green.
The Village Green is located in between the Skokie Public Library (5125 Oakton Street) and Skokie Village Hall (5127 Oakton Street). Plenty of free parking all around the event.
LanzaTech & Lululemon: Fabric Using Recycled Carbon Emissions
LanzaTech and lululemon partner to create the first fabric using recycled carbon emissions. The partnership includes India Glycols Limited and Far Eastern New Century

Biotechnology company LanzaTech announced it has partnered with lululemon athletica inc., an athletic apparel company, to create the world’s first yarn and fabric using recycled carbon emissions that would otherwise be emitted to the atmosphere as pollution. LanzaTech uses nature-based solutions to produce ethanol from waste carbon sources to convert ethanol to polyester.

Recycling carbon is a fundamental element of the circular economy, which will keep fossil carbon in the ground, reducing pollution and fossil fuel usage when used to make polyester. With a lower carbon footprint, this innovation could transform lululemon’s products and the apparel industry.
Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech said, “We must radically change how we source, utilize and dispose of carbon. Carbon recycling enables companies like lululemon to continue to move away from virgin fossil resources, bring circularity to their products, and achieve their climate change goals around carbon reduction. We call this being ‘CarbonSmart.’

Charles River Toxicology Studies
Charles River performs general toxicology studies under GxP regulations for the safety evaluation of drug, veterinary, chemical (agrochemical, industrial chemical, consumer products, cosmetics) and device development. This wealth of knowledge allows Charles River to advise and conduct standard and novel toxicology study designs, as well as deal with unexpected findings or toxicity issues during your program.

The selection of appropriate dose levels for toxicity studies is of great importance in assessing risk. Charles River toxicologists can advise you and design dose range finding studies that include dose escalation and maximum tolerated dose studies to inform your decision to proceed to longer term studies. To learn more about Charles River, click here
Life Science Workforce Trends
The life sciences industry has been asked to play the lead role in delivering innovative solutions to the world’s pandemic challenges; but like other sectors, is not insulated from these disruptive societal and workplace impacts. And while far from finished, the industry is meeting the moment—delivering on biomedical innovations to mitigate and ultimately end the global pandemic; continuing its role as economic stalwart countering economic downturns with hiring and continued growth; adjusting to the turmoil of remote operations; advancing varied and creative diversity and inclusion initiatives; and partnering with educators to advance the science, technology, engineering, and math, or “STEM” talent needs of the industry as well as enhancing its diversity.

This is a daunting agenda for any industry, let alone in a single year, and this report works to take stock of the industry’s position and strategic priorities in 2021, with a primary focus on its demands for workforce and talent, arguably the most critical ingredient for addressing this bold agenda. You can access the entire CSBI report on our website. .
The preceding themes have emerged from this update to the biennial Life Science Workforce Trends Report, conducted and led by the Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI). The CSBI represents the collaboration and coming together of 42 state bioscience organizations with a common goal and focus “to ensure America’s leadership in bioscience innovation by delivering industry-led life science education, workforce development, and entrepreneurship programs through a nationally coordinated effort
The Highpoint at 8000 North Project Update
Formerly known as 8000 North, this transformative project continues to evolve at a rapid pace . The project has been rebranded as Highpoint at 8000 North. As such, the development team launched a new website which provides general and personal updates on the project.  

Construction of the residential tower of the project began on October 26, 2020 and the focus on the construction has now pivoted to the interior and completion of enclosing the exterior walls and windows. Managed by Lincoln Property Company, it is anticipated that the project will be completed in early 2022 with the first residents moving in. at that time. Pre-leasing for the units is expected to begin in late fall of this year.
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