Mark Harris

Mark Harris

President & CEO

Illinois Science & Technology Coalition

Mark Harris joins the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition with more than a decade of experience in government, economic development, and higher education. As President and CEO, Mark is focused on building upon the ISTC’s highly collaborative public-private partnerships to advance Illinois as a hub for research, innovation, and investment. Prior to his leadership with the ISTC, Mark served as a deputy chief of staff for Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, where he focused on economic and workforce development issues. Mark also served as the associate director for the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and spent four years in senior positions at the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). He is Chilean-American and is fluent in Spanish. Mark holds a BS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MA from the University of Chicago. He is also an appointee to the Illinois Smart Grid Advisory Council and Energy Foundry Board, serves on the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition Steering Committee and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

√ Nanotech Conference & Expo  

√ Microtech Conference & Expo  

√ Cleantech Conference & Expo  

*Sponsorship Opportunities: Contact Chris Erb

Platinum Sponsors

BASF
Bosch
Lockheed Martin
Nanocomp Technologies

Association Sponsor

Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI)

Producing Sponsors

Nano Science and Technology Institute

TechConnect

TechConnect Acceleration Partners:

Aerojet Rocketddyne
BASF
Bosch
Capewell
Corning
Daikin
Dupont
General Atomics Electromagnetics
Harris Harris Group
Ingersoll Rand
Jabil
Lockheed Martin
LORD
MWV
momentive
nationalgrid
\Oxford
Panasonic
SAINT-GOBAIN
Sabic
Shell
Sherwin Williams
SKInnovation
Union Honest Investments
UTC
*Sponsorship Opportunities: Contact Chris Erb

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