Affiliation Benefits

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Campus Resources

While Research Park provides Research Park companies and their employees access to resources like professional development workshops, recruiting assistance, mentorship, and networking events, our on-campus location also allows corporations and startups to access resources offered by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Employees who work at Research Park and EnterpriseWorks companies can access campus resources. A few of these resources include access to:

  • Campus recreational facilities at faculty and staff rates.
  • University of Illinois WiFi across the Urbana-Champaign campus.
  • Campus stores for companies to purchase business products and services at competitive prices.
  • University meeting facilities on the same terms as University units.
  • University cultural programs at faculty and staff rates.
  • Library affiliate status allowing access to borrow books from the library.
  • Facility use agreements to access University of Illinois laboratory equipment and facilities.

Employees working at University of Illinois Research Park companies can begin accessing these resources by requesting a Research Park card. A Research Park card demonstrates employment at the Research Park and grants access to university-administered resources.

Card Requests

Research Park companies may make three different request types for their employees.

  • Net ID: Grants access to the University of Illinois WiFi network.
  • Prox Card: Grants access to tenant office space at EnterpriseWorks.
  • Research Park Card: Grants access to university-administered resources.
SUBMIT A CARD REQUEST

Startup Resources

EnterpriseWorks companies have access to a variety of tenant discounts. In addition to discounts, startup companies at EnterpriseWorks have access to multiple conference rooms equipped with projection systems.

If you are a current EnterpriseWorks tenant and would like more information on how to access these discounts, contact Cynthia Faullin at cfaullin@illinois.edu.

Conference Rooms

EnterpriseWorks tenants have the option of reserving conference room space no charge.  Tenants have their choice of four different conference rooms that accommodate eight to twenty-five people.

Room 115 holds 8 - 10 people
Room 215 holds 10 - 12 people
Room 220 holds 12 - 15 people
Room 130 holds 25 people
Atrium holds up to 50 people at rounds or 80 people theatre-style

Conference rooms include features such as:

  • Polycom conference phone
  • White board walls and LCD TV for laptop hook up
  • UIUC wireless and hard wired connections
  • Room 130 has built-in projection system and laptop
  • Atrium has built-in projection system and laptop

Rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Service Requests

Please complete the online service request form, and an EnterpriseWorks staff member will contact you for scheduling.

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Tenant Discounts

Altium

Altium offers a one-year subscription for Altium Designer to EnterpriseWorks tenants and affiliates. Altium Designer is an easy, modern, and powerful PCB design software that enables users to effortlessly connect with every facet of the PCB design process.

Amazon Web Services

The team at Amazon Web Services has a startup program for companies in our portfolio. The program, AWS Activate, provides you with the following perks:

  • Up to $5,000 in AWS credit valid for 2 years
  • One year of AWS Business Support (up to $1,500)
  • Opportunities to qualify for additional credits

EnterpriseWorks startups can apply here for AWS Activate. Please contact Cynthia Faullin at cfaullin@illinois.edu to receive the Organization ID required for creating your account.

Braintree

Braintree is a full-stack payments platform that makes it easy to accept payments in your app or website. When you sign up with Braintree Ignite, there are no fees on your first $50,000 of sales volume. After your business crosses the $50,000 threshold, the standard 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction rate applies. Charge-backs will still incur a $15 fee during this promotion.

Contactually

Contactually helps businesses follow up with the right people, at the right me, to maximize relationship ROI.

Contactually is the CRM you'll actually want to use. It's designed to help you and your team generate more business from your existing network of relationships by organizing, automating, and improving your ordinary communication.

MATLAB

MATLAB® is a high level language and interactive environment used by millions of engineers and scientists worldwide.

EnterpriseWorks clients now have one year of free access to MATLAB and Simulink, mathematical computing tools used by more than 1 million technical professionals worldwide.

Microsoft BizSpark

The Microsoft BizSpark program provides technology, support, visibility, and community to promising startups and entrepreneurs. Access to 900+ current, full-featured software development tools, platform technologies, and server products to build software applications. BizSpark startups also get free monthly Microsoft Azure benefits enabling them to quickly build,deploy, and manage Web applications.

Quick2LAUNCH

Quick2LAUNCH’s platform helps clients develop visually stunning presentations.

In under 48 hours, Quick2LAUNCH’s graphic design team can transform plain slides into a powerful presentation.

Rackspace Startups

The Rackspace Startup Program helps you launch your business with hosting, mentorship, branding, and fanatical support

The Rackspace Startup Program offers:

  • $2,000 monthly discount off US-based cloud products for a period of 12 concurrent months.
  • Additional discounts include:
    • Mailgun - $50/month discount for 12 months
    • ObjectRocket – 20% discount on first shard for 12 months
    •  Airbrake - $39/month discount for 3 months
    • New Relic - Free Standard Account for life
    • CloudPassage - Free Halo Firewall for Rackspace Cloud
    • Load Impact - 100 free test credits ($299 value)
    • Dome9 - Free access to Lite Cloud edition plus 30-day unlimited trail of
      all features in Paid Plans
  • Technical mentorship. Cloud launch managers will help you architect your app so it's built to scale right from the beginning.
  • Fanatical Support®. Should you run into any problems along the way, just pick up the phone and call. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Building your brand. Resources like Cloud Tools Marketplace and guidance. Build your brand and get up to speed on the latest ways to get your startup noticed in the market.

Sync by BitTorrent

BitTorrent Sync lets you sync and share files of any size, without the cloud, without touching any third-party servers. By moving files directly between devices, it's fully private and takes the most efficient path.

Try Sync today, with Pro features enabled for 30 days. All EnterpriseWorks tenants are eligible for a discounted annual subscription.

Twilio

Twilio is a cloud service to send and receive calls or texts automatically. Twilio provides each member a $50 promotion after they sign up for a free account. This requires a credit card, but you will not be charged.

Wolfram

Wolfram Research, Inc. proudly offers Mathematica and System Modeler to Research Park affiliates for 1 year + 3 online trainings per licensee. U of I Research Park organizations can also sign up for a free Wolfram Cloud account.

Wolfram Research: bringing computation and knowledge to everything. Creators of Mathematica, @Wolfram_Alpha, Wolfram Language. Founded in 1987 by @stephen_wolfram.

More Information

  • For more information on other available campus resources, visit our campus resources page here.
  • For details on the benefits of being an allied organization, please visit the Office of Corporate Relations website here.