issue Winter 2022

IRP Awarded $2 Million Matching DCEO Grant

RFU’s Innovation and Research Park was awarded $2 million from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Wet Lab Capital Program.


  • Driving collaboration, innovation and healthcare discoveries.
  • One of only eight grants awarded throughout the state.
  • RFU is the only Lake County recipient.
  • Funds will be used to build out unfinished space in the IRP, accelerating a development that will have a significant economic regional impact and serve as a hub for healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship.

Read the full press release.