by DAVID BAKER, University Technology Park, IIT
This month, we’re excited to welcome Virtual.PYXIS, a Brazilian-based startup focusing on computer-aided engineering (CAE) applications for the aerospace and automotive industries. They’re just the latest company to take advantage of our International Soft Landing Program, designed to provide startups with a gateway to North American markets via Chicago.
When I’m talking with innovators from other countries, I find there’s strong interest in Chicago. Easy access via O’Hare and Midway airports, proximity to major research institutions, and our area’s high concentration of financial, legal and accounting services are all major attractors. So is the city’s high-quality workforce and the presence of burgeoning tech clusters in life sciences, energy, software, and materials.