welcome to hub88


hub88 is a technology acceleration center serving northern Illinois. Drawing from the rich technology, science, and industry along the Illinois I-88 corridor, hub88 serves to integrate the regional commercial, education, and entrepreneurial communities to discover, test and commercialize emerging technologies and services.

hub88 Communication Lab

Our CommLab members have the unique opportunity to Ignite 5G innovations using hub88’s cost-effective private 5G and LTE, carrier-grade communications lab, and accelerate the time-to-value with connections to subject matter experts and a robust member and ecosystem network.

If your company is trying to get a jump on commercialization of products running on any of the enabling wireless networks, including 5G, then you will want to take advantage of our Comm Lab.

Click HERE to contact our CommLab team.

focus areas

5G Applications

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Power & Energy

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Industrial IoT

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Robotics

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Drones

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AR/VR

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happenings

Upcoming Events

Oct
28
Wed
High School Innovators – Virtual BIG IDEA Boot Camp @ virtual hub88
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
High School Innovators - Virtual BIG IDEA Boot Camp @ virtual hub88

Attention: STEM Entrepreneur Students Entering Grade 9-12

hub88 is pleased to support the Virtual Big Idea Boot Camp for High School Innovators.

This eight- week, 90 minute after-school program, scheduled from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. empowers STEM students in innovation and tech-driven entrepreneurship while earning college credit.

The “live” Boot camp is ideal for students who enjoy thinking outside-of-the- box and seeking business skills to work on a passion.

Students entering Grade 9-12 will be exposed to design thinking and problem solving while building confidence with a community of learners. Participants will take a career journey as a startup entrepreneur and be prepared to submit a portfolio for three hours of academic credit granted by the University of Iowa.

Students will:

  • Engage in virtual networking
  • Understand their Innovator Profile
  • Create a STEM Innovator canvas
  • Validate an idea through customer discovery
  • Master a “Shark Tank” Pitch
  • Protect Intellectual Property
  • Engage with real founders
  • Build strategies for a college portfolio

Enrollment limited to twelve. Early-bird discount ends Sept 21.

Registration Link

Questions? mcarney@outsourced-innovation.com 630.697.0571

Oct
29
Thu
Hub88 Open Advisory Board Meeting – October 2020 @ Virtual hub88 at Nokia Naperville
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

For hub88 Advisory Board Members AND interested future members only!

Open meeting for existing and potentially new Advisory Board members. Update on Pre-COVID and COVID-era accomplishments. Initiatives for 2021.

Note location – Eventbrite registration Zoom.

Time – Starting at 4:00PM.

Zoom information available in your event page. Or, reach out to hello@hub88.org to get dial-in info.

Nov
4
Wed
High School Innovators – Virtual BIG IDEA Boot Camp @ virtual hub88
Nov 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
High School Innovators - Virtual BIG IDEA Boot Camp @ virtual hub88

Attention: STEM Entrepreneur Students Entering Grade 9-12

hub88 is pleased to support the Virtual Big Idea Boot Camp for High School Innovators.

This eight- week, 90 minute after-school program, scheduled from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. empowers STEM students in innovation and tech-driven entrepreneurship while earning college credit.

The “live” Boot camp is ideal for students who enjoy thinking outside-of-the- box and seeking business skills to work on a passion.

Students entering Grade 9-12 will be exposed to design thinking and problem solving while building confidence with a community of learners. Participants will take a career journey as a startup entrepreneur and be prepared to submit a portfolio for three hours of academic credit granted by the University of Iowa.

Students will:

  • Engage in virtual networking
  • Understand their Innovator Profile
  • Create a STEM Innovator canvas
  • Validate an idea through customer discovery
  • Master a “Shark Tank” Pitch
  • Protect Intellectual Property
  • Engage with real founders
  • Build strategies for a college portfolio

Enrollment limited to twelve. Early-bird discount ends Sept 21.

Registration Link

Questions? mcarney@outsourced-innovation.com 630.697.0571

Nov
11
Wed
High School Innovators – Virtual BIG IDEA Boot Camp @ virtual hub88
Nov 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
High School Innovators - Virtual BIG IDEA Boot Camp @ virtual hub88

Attention: STEM Entrepreneur Students Entering Grade 9-12

hub88 is pleased to support the Virtual Big Idea Boot Camp for High School Innovators.

This eight- week, 90 minute after-school program, scheduled from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. empowers STEM students in innovation and tech-driven entrepreneurship while earning college credit.

The “live” Boot camp is ideal for students who enjoy thinking outside-of-the- box and seeking business skills to work on a passion.

Students entering Grade 9-12 will be exposed to design thinking and problem solving while building confidence with a community of learners. Participants will take a career journey as a startup entrepreneur and be prepared to submit a portfolio for three hours of academic credit granted by the University of Iowa.

Students will:

  • Engage in virtual networking
  • Understand their Innovator Profile
  • Create a STEM Innovator canvas
  • Validate an idea through customer discovery
  • Master a “Shark Tank” Pitch
  • Protect Intellectual Property
  • Engage with real founders
  • Build strategies for a college portfolio

Enrollment limited to twelve. Early-bird discount ends Sept 21.

Registration Link

Questions? mcarney@outsourced-innovation.com 630.697.0571

TechTalk- Building Our Future-Disruptive Solutions in Construction Tech @ Virtual Hub88 at Nokia
Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join the hub88 community for this exciting free virtual TechTalk! 

We assembled an expert panel to discuss innovations that are disrupting the Construction Industry and the ongoing challenges in this fragmented ecosystem.

We assembled an expert panel to discuss innovations that are disrupting the Construction Industry and the ongoing challenges in this fragmented ecosystem. Importantly, Construction Tech is playing a crucial role in commercial construction projects throughout the pandemic.

With the Trade Contractors, GCs, Owners, Utilities and Municipalities all critical to project success, there’s never been a more important time for innovation to foster better collaboration, efficiency, safety, and sustainability.

Price: Free

Moderator: Brenna Berman, Founder & CEO City Tech, urban solutions accelerator.

Panelists:

  • Rafael Franca, Senior Bus Development Mgr Construction Technology, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, Head of Business, RefinemySite NA
  • Damon Ranieri, Director of Virtual Design & Construction, Leopardo Companies

Sponsored by Rocket Wagon Venture Studios

When: Wed. November 11, 2020 5:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Bring your questions about Construction Tech. This session will be interactive!

How to Register:

Please use the Registration Form.

NOTE: THIS WEBINAR WILL BE RECORDED AND PLACED ON THE HUB88 You Tube Channel for future viewing.

hub88 TechTalks Programming is proudly supported by InspiHerTech, career advisory for women in tech.

RSVP Here.

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Other hub88 questions: hello@hub88.org

Hub88 …

is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community dedicated to accelerating innovation, education, and entrepreneurship.

Nov
18
Wed
High School Innovators – Virtual BIG IDEA Boot Camp @ virtual hub88
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
High School Innovators - Virtual BIG IDEA Boot Camp @ virtual hub88

Attention: STEM Entrepreneur Students Entering Grade 9-12

hub88 is pleased to support the Virtual Big Idea Boot Camp for High School Innovators.

This eight- week, 90 minute after-school program, scheduled from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. empowers STEM students in innovation and tech-driven entrepreneurship while earning college credit.

The “live” Boot camp is ideal for students who enjoy thinking outside-of-the- box and seeking business skills to work on a passion.

Students entering Grade 9-12 will be exposed to design thinking and problem solving while building confidence with a community of learners. Participants will take a career journey as a startup entrepreneur and be prepared to submit a portfolio for three hours of academic credit granted by the University of Iowa.

Students will:

  • Engage in virtual networking
  • Understand their Innovator Profile
  • Create a STEM Innovator canvas
  • Validate an idea through customer discovery
  • Master a “Shark Tank” Pitch
  • Protect Intellectual Property
  • Engage with real founders
  • Build strategies for a college portfolio

Enrollment limited to twelve. Early-bird discount ends Sept 21.

Registration Link

Questions? mcarney@outsourced-innovation.com 630.697.0571

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hub88 Charity Statement

Hub88 is committed to providing its services to entrepreneurs and start-ups in Northern Illinois, regardless of ability to pay. For those who are unable to afford the cost of a Hub88 membership or tickets to an event, membership services, educational scholarships and admission tickets will be provided at free or reduced rates.

If you would like to request free or reduced membership services, please use the “Contact Us” tab.