|Public Act 097-0196|
|HB1876 Enrolled||LRB097 00260 NHT 40278 b|
AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Education Technology Entrepreneur Center Act.
Technology entrepreneur centers; creation.
board of trustees of each public university and community
college district in this State is authorized to create a
technology entrepreneur center for each campus of the
university or for each community college. In creating a center,
the board of trustees may use as a model the Technology
Entrepreneur Center and Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership
located within the College of Engineering of the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Duties of center.
A technology entrepreneur
center created under the authority of this Act shall provide
material and personal infrastructure to selected innovators
who possess an inventive concept that has not yet been offered
for sale in the private-sector market, with the goal being to
develop a concept to the point where it can become a business
venture. The concept may or may not have been patented or be