Gensler to Design MATTER Center

MATTER, the new entrepreneurship hub for next-generation health, IT, medical device, and biopharma companies, is set to open in early 2015 in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago with a design by Gensler.

The company will be a cornerstone of the state and city's efforts to drive entrepreneurship and innovation in the healthcare, medical, and biotechnology fields. The 25,000-square-foot space that will house medical device, biopharma, and information technology startups is next to 1871, Chicago's digital tech incubator.

Led by the architectural firm Gensler, the vision for the center includes significant research into other co-working hubs and research centers around the country, as well as workshops and one-on-one sessions with hundreds of individuals from Chicago's healthcare technology community. The design reflects the vision of the community and supports MATTER's mission to create a central hub that will foster collaboration and drive healthcare innovation.

MATTER is now accepting membership applications at