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West Suburban Technology Enterprise Center (WESTEC) was formed to support the commercialization of new technologies and the growth of technology-based enterprises in the Northern Illinois region.
A partnership among the State of Illinois, Northern Illinois University, and the Illinois Institute of Technology is the foundation of WESTEC. A branch of Illinois Technology Enterprise Corporation (ITEC), WESTEC is one of eight centers located throughout the state and funded by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.
WESTEC works to accelerate and help entrepreneurs, early-stage, and existing companies develop clear paths to technology commercialization. With the collaboration of our co-sponsors and resource network, WESTEC helps researchers, inventors, and entrepreneurs build the infrastructure to support the development of groundbreaking technologies.