SAIC is partnering with Northwestern University, Robert Bosch, and 1871 to help launch the Connectory. Housed on the fifth floor of the Merchandise Mart, the project will serve as a coworking space for start-ups and entrepreneurs, offering mentorship services as well as equipment such as sensors and 3D printers. There will also be a faculty presence from SAIC, Northwestern University, and DePaul University, according to ChicagoInno. "There will be corporate projects, educational experiences and an open environment,” says Dennis Boecker, head of global IT innovation for Bosch. To learn more about the Connectory, check out Crain’s Chicago Business write-up of it here.