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The Incubator at UTP

Amazing space for high-tech startups

Opened in 2011 after an award-winning renovation of adjoining historic buildings – one designed by famed architect Mies van der Rohe – the UTP Incubator offers 30,000 square feet of wet and dry lab and office space for growing companies. Startups who qualify can lease space at competitive rates with flexible terms.

Building services and amenities

  • 24-hour security and key card access
  • Telecom, high-speed internet and wi-fi
  • Conference and break rooms
  • Backup generators serving all labs and offices
  • Specialty gas storage room
  • High-efficiency ventilation system
  • Shared equipment rooms with autoclave, glass washer, centrifuge, -80° freezer, refrigerator and ice maker

19 state-of-the-art wet labs

  • 700 to 2,000 square feet with adjoining office space featuring Steelcase furnishings
  • 120V receptacles with emergency power backup and one 208V receptacle
  • Fume hood with variable volume control and cup sink
  • Natural gas, compressed air and vacuum on bench top
  • Sink with hot and cold water, RO water and eyewash
  • 2 bench top spigots for other gases, piped to tank rack
  • Drying rack with stainless steel shelf

9 well-appointed dry labs

  • 300 to 900 square feet
  • 120V receptacles and 208V receptacle
  • Modular Steelcase lab furniture

6 furnished office suites

  • 300 to 320 square feet
  • Modular Steelcase office furniture
  • Can be leased separately or in combination with lab space

More reasons to choose the Incubator

If you qualify to move to the UTP Incubator, your company will also benefit from:

Our ideal location just 10 minutes from downtown Chicago, close to O’Hare and Midway airports, public transportation and expressways

Our support services and partnerships – everything new companies need to thrive

Our partnership with IIT offering access to talented student workers, rich academic and research resources, library and database privileges and much more

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