The federal government, through the Department of Defense will send a $70 million grant to the consortium led by the Chicago-based UI labs, a non-profit spinoff of the University of Illinois.

Additionally, up to $250 million in cash and in-kind commitments from corporations, the City of Chicago, the State of Illinois and universities in Illinois and other states.

 

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