What We

What We

© Chait Goli
P33 exists to answer one question: How does Chicago rise to the challenge of the digital age and thrive?

Our answer: Working together and focusing on where Chicago is positioned to win; then delivering the actions to achieve that win.

If we do this, we make Chicago the most dynamic and inclusive innovation ecosystem, where all residents and companies both new and established, will grow and thrive.

The Engine of Reinvention

Chicago's path to accelerate innovation for all.

#1. Lead in the sectors that are critical to our success

We are focusing our efforts on four areas where Chicago is poised to win:
Food + Agriculture
Turbocharging the role of health and sustainability in food and agriculture
Agricultural biotech, farming, production, and processing improvements, digitization of logistics and retailing
$2T+ of market value across the value chain
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Industry 4.0
Reimagining physical products in a digital world
Research and product development, advanced manufacturing, supply chain and logistics
Scale of change is massive, affecting $12T+ global supply chain, logistics, and machinery markets
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Health + Life Sciences
Transforming human health by pushing the boundaries of science and discovery
Healthcare services and IT, medical devices, pharmaceutical drug discovery, biotechnology, medical technology
$1.5T+ revenues expected globally by 2022; $80 billion in economic impact to Illinois
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Data and Platform Businesses
Applying advance analytics to solve society’s big challenges
Data and analytics & platform and ecommerce businesses
  • Big data and business analytics (BDA) market projected to grow to $274.3B globally by 2022
  • Revenues for marketplace platform providers across the globe are predicted to more than double from $18.7B in 2017 to $40.1B in 2022
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#2. Build strategies to scale innovation

We will turn data into a clear direction to catalyze our tech economy and drive inclusive growth. We are building five distinct strategies to accelerate Chicago’s economic growth, opportunity and equity. Each strategy has a clear mission and targeted outcome. And we will do this by working collaboratively with Chicago communities.
Discover + Incubate
Translating frontier science into commercial impact
  • 5yr: #4 state for corporate R&D funding
  • 5yr: top 4 for seed funding in priority clusters
  • Top quartile in inclusion metrics for science degrees, D&I founded companies in priority clusters
Accelerate + Scale
Closing startup gaps by supporting entrepreneurs in hard tech, growth stage and diverse communities
  • 5yrs: 3 $1B exits / year
  • 5 yrs: 5 local growth stage equity funds with $1B+ in capital
  • 5yrs: 10 scaled tech companies in underserved Chicago, 10 yrs: 50 companies
  • Top quartile in D&I metrics on growth stage funded companies
Analyze + Act
Making Chicago a leading hub for advanced analytics and data science
  • 5yrs: 10 net new analytics hubs, 10yrs: 40 net new analytics hubs
  • DPI a globally recognized hub for data science (DS) / advanced analytics (AA)
  • #3 in US for DS/AA/CS degrees and certificates
  • Top 4 for executive talent perception in DS/AA
  • Top 4 city for startups and exits in DS/AA
  • Top quartile in inclusion metrics for DS graduates
Educate + Prepare
Building the most digitally prepared workforce and create equitable access to tech careers
  • Strong talent pipeline and a thriving system for training and reskilling the students and employees in that pipeline
  • 50,000 Chicagoans prepared for a career in technology
Market + Communicate
Uniting to tell Chicago’s tech story to retain and attract key audiences
  • Top quartile awareness and increase in brand perception amongst our target groups, e.g.:
    • National corporate executives
    • Experienced tech professionals
    • Leading VC investors