Regions matter. They provide the scale required to support innovations that contribute to growth and prosperity. NIU’s regional development collaborations build human, governmental, economic, cultural, and environmental assets across the region.
Expertise in research, planning, and implementation to aid community, workforce, and economic growth.
Planning and implementation of a 2200 mile, high-speed broadband network across the northern Illinois region
Healthcare applications for broadband networks and cutting-edge cancer treatment
Executive Director, Roger Holloway
NIU is leading development of Illinois Rural HealthNet, a high-speed, fiber optic network connecting rural Illinois hospitals with specialists at larger facilities throughout the state and nation. When completed, this federally-funded, $24 million network will transform healthcare delivery in many areas of the state where access to specialty care is not currently available.
IL-HITREC helps facilitate the electronic exchange of information across health care settings and meet the national goals for improved and more equitable healthcare.
Education, research, and technical services for healthcare institutions and professionals.
Assistance with engineering, technical needs, information technology, and marketing support for small and medium-sized companies.