The WBDC in collaboration with Invent2026 welcomes you to complete Part 1 of the Application for the INVENTILLINOIS program.
This process should take less than 10 minutes. Upon completion, you will be asked to set up a phone interview with our program staff members. Thank you!
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What's your first name? *

Hi {{answer_68021989}}. Thank you for your interest in the INVENTILLINOIS program. What's your last name? *

What's your phone number? *

We require applicants provide their LinkedIn URL or upload a current resume. Which would you like to provide? *

What's your LinkedIn profile URL? *

Although your answer is not required, this will certainly help our staff gather some background info on you. Please provide if possible.
Upload your resume. *

How did you hear about INVENTILLINOIS?

Please specify the {{answer_68163247}}.

What type of INVENTILLINOIS participant do you want to be? *

Given that you are a {{answer_68156658}}, what are you seeking to bring to the INVENTILLINOIS program? *

Which areas do you have a deep passion for and would like to participate *

As a {{answer_68156658}} in which areas do you consider your expertise? *

What is your technology? *

What does your {{answer_68160252}} do or achieve? *

Briefly describe in 500 characters or less.
What is the development status of your technology?* *

What has been completed to date? *

How are you currently protecting your intellectual property under this technology? *

Please upload any relevant documentation, white papers, presentations, or technical abstracts you have.

We're looking for high-level descriptions and overviews. Please do not send any confidential information.
What are you looking to walk away with at the completion of this program? *

Tell us about your goals and motivations to complete this program.
What is your company's name?

Only answer if you have an incorporated, legal US business.
What is/are your NAICS code(s)?

What is/are your CAGE code(s)?

Please check all that apply to the owner status of your company. *

Thank you, {{answer_68021989}}, for filling out INVENTILLINOIS' Application Part 1. A staff member from the WBDC team will reach out to you shortly to confirm a phone interview.