Early-stage technology companies with relationships or ties to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign can find a home in EnterpriseWorks, the business incubation facility at the Research Park. 

The typical length of the incubation period is three years. Startup companies in EnterpriseWorks are focused on getting their products to market and generating revenue. EnterpriseWorks offers startups flexible, fully furnished office space in a variety of sizes. It has basic labs available as well as full fit-out labs for chemical and life science companies. All leases in EnterpriseWorks last one year; renewal is based on company progress and the continued need of incubation services.

In addition to office and lab space, EnterpriseWorks offers conference room space to its tenants at no extra charge. Rooms for groups from six to 30 are available by reservation. The atrium is a hustling place to meet with clients or employees, as well to share lunch with colleagues. Kitchen and vending services are also on-site. Free parking is available to all tenants’ employees.

Watch a virtual tour of EnterpriseWorks Incubator

Learn more about the Incubator »

Tenants at EnterpriseWorks have full access to our suite of services for entrepreneurs, and benefit from the peer community that envelops it.

Application for EnterpriseWorks Tenancy »


The EnterpriseWorks Affiliate Program is a pre-incubation program for early stage startup companies. This program is designed to help inventors and entrepreneurs to access services through EnterpriseWorks and become tenants of the Research Park through an affordable program. 

Application for Affiliate Clients »


The EnterpriseWorks Individual Membership is designed to provide access to EnterpriseWorks services to solo entrepreneurs, contract workers, or professionals working remotely.

Application for Individual Members »


EnterpriseWorks sponsors a portion of space for student entrepre​neurs with free space each semester. This space is assigned based on competitive proposals that are submitted by students.

Application for Student Startup Initiative »


Leasing Info

Laura Frerichs
Director, Research Park
(217) 333-8324