blog postsStaffPeopleStaff Please contact Katie Blum, Assistant Vice President for Strategic Innovation, at KLBLUM2@uif.uillinois.edu or 217-300-6085 for additional details about UIDEA. Advancement staff meetings: UIDEA staff is available to participate in your advancement staff meeting to share more about the accelerator, work with your team to identify opportunities ripe for innovation, and answer any questions. One-on-one conversations: Thinking about applying for an upcoming batch and want to talk through some ideas or just want to learn more? UIDEA staff is happy to chat with you via phone or in person. Selection Committee or advisor interest: If you are interested in becoming a member of the Selection Committee for an upcoming batch or you'd like to volunteer as an advisor, please contact Katie to discuss further or complete the volunteer interest form.