welcome to hub88 - now part of 1871

ANNOUNCING: hub88 is now powered by 1871. See merger announcement here.

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


Power & Energy


Industrial IoT









Upcoming Events

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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.