Tenant Directory

University Units|www.aarp.org

AARP is doing amazing things to make life better for today's 50-plus population and generations that follow. In the face of constantly changing realities, AARP is a champion for social change. We help people navigate ageless realities — financial well-being, health, how to contribute to society and local communities, and how to fully enjoy life. AARP’s technology lab known as “The Tech Nest” is located at the Research Park.

Biotechnology|www.abbott.com

Abbott Laboratories conducts research and develops products primarily for human nutrition and pharmaceutical manufacturing quality. Nutritional products include items for infants through adults, including ingredients like prebiotics, which aid in the healthy development of the immune system.

Biotechnology|www.abbvie.com

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases. AbbVie employs approximately 25,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.

Clean Technology|www.adm.com

Archer Daniels Midland Company is one of the largest agricultural processors in the world. Serving as a vital link between farmers and consumers, we take crops and process them to make food ingredients, animal feed ingredients, renewable fuels and naturally derived alternatives to industrial chemicals. Because everything ADM does begins with agriculture, our partnership with the farming community is vital. Farmers are essential to the overall economy, and that's why we work to be essential to them-creating thousands of products from their crops, hundreds of markets for their crops.

Materials/Nanotech/Engineering|

AE Machines is building tools to allow people to design and automate machine movement initially targeting small to medium sized businesses. We aim to be the missing link that allows businesses to implement simple automation in their processes, thereby allowing them to realize the cost and efficiency gains that accompany such implementation. Initially, AE Machines will be a web-based software provider, allowing non-technical users to design and program simple machines via an intuitive user interface.

Software/Hardware|www.agrible.com

Agrible is a big data technology and data products company, focused on providing innovative science that farmers and ag companies can use easily every day to improve their production with cloud-based delivery systems. Products are currently sold to independent growers, soil test laboratories, crop consultants, insurance agents, commodities companies, traders, and major ag chemical companies developing seed technologies and new production methods.

Decision Support (DS) is a Business Intelligence Competency Center for the University of Illinois. DS is responsible for scoping, designing, and delivering solutions to business problems using a combination of enterprise data warehouse and business intelligence frameworks. DS supports the University by managing the data warehouse, providing data access, supporting staff report development, and providing data education and training.

Materials/Nanotech/Engineering|http://www.ameren.com/

Ameren Corporation is a Fortune 500 company that trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AEE. It is the parent company of Ameren Illinois, based in Collinsville, Ill., and Ameren Missouri in St. Louis. Ameren Transmission Company, also based in St. Louis, designs and builds regional transmission projects. Ameren was created by the combination of three Illinois utilities (CIPSCO Incorporated, CILCO Inc. and Illinois Power Company) and Union Electric Company of St. Louis. The name comes from combining the words American and Energy.

Software/Hardware|amobee.com

The Amobee Innovation Center, located in the University of Illinois Research Park, is Amobee’s first engineering office and innovation center outside of the corporate headquarters. The Amobee Innovation Center offers the same excitement and challenges working in the fast-paced online advertising industry as Amobee’s headquarters, plus many various opportunities to engage with the University and students. The Research Park, consistently ranked as one of the top research parks and tech incubators in the country, offers a variety of social and training events throughout the year.

Clean Technology|www.andalyze.com

ANDalyze offers products for testing water contamination using catalytic DNA technologies. The company has developed a methodology for detecting and quantifying chemical levels based on the recent discovery of the catalytic properties of DNA. This technology and product is a universal platform that offers simple, fast, inexpensive and reliable detection of trace metals and other target chemicals in water. ANDalyze currently has early revenue and offers a proprietary hand held fluorimeter and sensor kits for lead, uranium, mercury and copper for sale.

Other/Business/Consulting|http://www.ab-inbev.com/

The Bud Analytics Lab focuses on data analytics, developing data research and innovation to solve problems ranging from assortment optimization, social media, and market trends to large-scale data initiatives, bringing together the University of Illinois top talent with the company's portfolio of leading beer brands in a vibrant environment designed to stimulate innovative thinking.

Biotechnology|www.aptimmune.com

Founded by Professor Frederico Zuckermann, Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois, Aptimmune aims to bring to the market effective vaccines against Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), the most economically important disease of swine afflicting the operation of commercial swine farms worldwide.

Materials/Nanotech/Engineering|www.atspinnovations.com

ATSP Innovations LLC was formed in 2010 and is engaged in developing and commercializing a new family of resins (Aromatic Thermosetting coPolyesters, i.e. ATSP) that demonstrate robustness in severe thermal and mechanical environments and thus can be introduced into many applications with demanding performance and lifetime requirements. Development of the ATSP family of resins heralds a major advance for the field of wear and lubrication.

Other/Business/Consulting|http://www.axiscapital.com/

AXIS Reinsurance Company is a New York domiciled property and casualty insurance company, licensed in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada and an authorized reinsurer in Brazil and Mexico. The Companys ultimate parent is AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, a Bermuda-based global provider of specialty lines insurance and treaty reinsurance. AXIS Reinsurance Company has been assigned an A.M. Best Company financial strength rating of "A" ("Excellent") and A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poors.

University Units| http://www.capitalone.com

The Capital One Illinois Digital Campus Lab is Capital One’s newest lab and the company’s first partnership with a university. The Lab focuses on research and experimentation in data science and data technologies as well as on infrastructure automation and use of the most modern programming frameworks and technologies such as Open Source, Big Data, Cloud, DevOps, among others.

Software/Hardware|www.casicorp.com

CASI has been developing and licensing mission-critical solvers for solutions of linear systems for over a decade. These are widely used in the areas of Engineering Analysis and VLSI Simulation. These solvers are used by over 70,000 users worldwide.

Software/Hardware|http://www.caterpillar.com

The Caterpillar Data Innovation Lab brings together resources from key fields for the companys research and development efforts, including engineering, computer science, operations research and statistics, to drive innovative development through data analysis.

Materials/Nanotech/Engineering|www.caterpillar.com

The Caterpillar Simulation Center utilizes simulation technology to optimize product and process designs while reducing overall development time and cost. The center addresses engineering design issues such as materials processing, manufacturing processing, and structural analysis.

Software/Hardware|www.cazoodle.com

Cazoodle provides software and internet services for Web search, integration, and mining, with a central objective to "deepen" search on the Web to access the vast amount of data beyond the reach of current search engines. The company focuses on developing a suite of solutions for enabling data-aware search to both the surface and the deep Web, aiming at supporting the pressing demand of building vertical search services in specialized domains on the Web.

University Units| cebglobal.com

The CEB, now Gartner Data Innovation Center at Research Park, employs graduate and graduate students working on emerging technologies—including natural language processing, machine learning and data visualization—to enhance the company's leadership position in talent strategy and analytics.

Software/Hardware|charmplusplus.com

CharmWorks Inc. plans to create robust versions of the University software called Charm. Charm is a system for helping programmers write science and engineering applications for powerful computers, such as clusters. The software includes multiple components including adaptive runtime libraries, performance analysis tools, debuggers, visualization tools etc.

Other/Business/Consulting|http://www.nobellearning.com/

Chesterbrook Academy believes in offering families affordable, quality education along with flexible hours. At Chesterbrook Academy, there are year-round opportunities for your child to learn and develop in a loving and secure environment. They offer extended hours before and after school to children from infancy through eighth grade, along with summer camp.

Other/Business/Consulting|www.cline-financial.com

Financial planning and investment management services firm that currently works with students in the UI College of ACES through internships to learn about financial planning.
www.cline-financial.com

University Units|

CME Group is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace.  But who we are goes deeper than that. Here, you can impact markets worldwide. Transform industries. And build a career shaping tomorrow. We invest in your success and you own it – all while working alongside a team of leading experts who inspire you in ways big and small. With 2,500 employees located around the world, we’re small enough for you and your contributions to be known.  But big enough for your ideas to make an impact.  The pace is dynamic and the work is unlike any other firm in the business.

Software/Hardware|www.cgnetworks.org

Common Ground Research Networks is developing knowledge communities which meet in person at annual conferences. Common Ground Research Networks is a meeting place for people, ideas, and dialogue. The company has evolved into a producer and manager of content for print and the internet.

Software/Hardware|http://www.dow.com/

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity.

Software/Hardware|www.embedortech.com

Founded by Dr. Kirill Mechitov, Professor Gul Agha, and Professor Bill Spencer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Embedor Technologies is developing a smart sensor platform and a software framework capable of sensing at multiple scales to facilitate reliable, real-time structural condition assessment of civil infrastructure for extreme events (earthquakes, hurricanes) and long-term deterioration (corrosion, stress fractures). Such monitoring can provide early warning of potential damage, enabling efficient scheduling and targeting of maintenance.

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Editekk LLC develops custom multi-functional coatings, surfaces, and interfaces to enhance material performance for a range of applications. Advanced particle-beam technology is used to create micro and nano surface features, enabling high-fidelity tailored control of surface properties. These properties include: surface energy, wettability, composition, and electronic properties; to meet the specific needs of the application.

The administrative of EnterpriseWorks supports the operations, marketing, and programming for the Research Park.

Software/Hardware|http://www.forcepoint.com/

Forcepoint™ was created to empower organizations to drive their business forward by safely embracing transformative technologies – cloud, mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), and others – through a unified, cloud-centric platform that safeguards users, networks and data while eliminating the inefficiencies involved in managing a collection of point security products. 

Materials/Nanotech/Engineering|bit.ly/XDDMYb

Foxconn Interconnect Technology Limited (FIT) focuses on the development, manufacturing and marketing of electronic and optoelectronic connectors, antennas, acoustic components, cables and modules for applications in computers, communication equipment, consumer electronics, automobiles, industrial and green energy field products. With offices and manufacturing sites located in Asia, the Americas and Europe, FIT is a global leader in the supply of precision components.

Biotechnology|www.glucosentient.com

The Personal Glucose Meter (PGM) is a widely available and proven medical device that is used by millions of diabetics around the globe. Todays glucose meter is the culmination of over 30 years of engineering and development efforts to make it do one thing extraordinarily well: measure blood glucose levels anytime, anywhere. At GlucoSentient, we have developed a powerful technology that is transforming the PGM into a device that is capable of quantitatively and conveniently detecting other non-glucose targets.

Other/Business/Consulting|http://www.grainger.com/

Grainger is a business-to-business distributor of products used to maintain, repair or operate facilities. Millions of businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for pumps, motors, hand tools, janitorial supplies, fasteners and much more. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, government and hospitality. They place orders over the phone, at local branches, online, by fax and using mobile devices.

Other/Business/Consulting|

Granular is an agriculture software and analytics company dedicated to helping industry leaders build stronger and smarter farms. With cloud, mobile and advanced data science technology, the Granular platform makes it easier to manage a large farm and use data for critical business decisions. Granular’s rapidly growing network of farms in the U.S. and Canada is finding new ways to profit from aggregated data, expertise and market power. Granular is headquartered in San Francisco.

Other/Business/Consulting|

Hanson Financial, Inc. is a professional services firm located in the Research Park at the University of Illinois. HFI assists a variety of companies with financial and accounting services with a special emphasis on venture capital funded startups.

Software/Hardware|www.hdfgroup.org

The HDF Group provides open source data management solutions to government, academe, business and industry for managing any kind of data, especially large or complex scientific and engineering data collections. HDF technologies address the problems of how to manage, preserve and extract maximum use of data in the face of enormous growth in size and complexity. Our software is used world-wide in many fields, including environmental sciences, physics, aerospace, and corporate research and development, among others.

Other/Business/Consulting|http://stayatthei.com/

The I Hotel and Conference Center will exceed your expectations with our personal attention to detail. Youll find a stylishly distinctive aura and upscale room essentials, modern spaces and dining that is a little classic, a little daring.

Refresh, relax, and sleep tight. Let us impress you with rooms and suites that blend luxury and comfort to help you unwind after a long day and recharge your batteries for the next.

Experience the I, where we will create a memorable experience that invites you to keep coming back.

University Units|appliedresearch.illinois.edu

The Illinois Applied Research Institute was formed in 2012 to support the University of Illinois role as a recognized leader in public research in the areas of engineering, science, technology, business, agriculture, medicine, and more.

Software/Hardware|www.illinoisrocstar.com

IllinoisRocstar uses simulation software to employ first-principles based physics for high-fidelity numerical analysis of fluid flows, combustion, materials, structures, and their interaction in changing geometries.

Indoor Climate Research and Training (ICRT) conducts basic research at the intersection of energy efficiency and indoor air quality, and also runs the training program for the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program which provides weatherization services to families around the state of Illinois. Research projects include studies on radon, ventilation, and combustion safety and the impacts on human health. ICRT partners with other academic institutions, research and advocacy groups, and state agencies to translate research results into actionable practices.

Biotechnology|

The focus of InnSight Technology is to develop novel ophthalmic devices to address unmet needs within clinical ophthalmology. Lead by Leanne Labriola, DO, a retina specialist, and Dipanjan Pan, PhD, a professor in bioengineering, the goal of the company will be to pursue ideas that can be translated from lab to clinic.

Software/Hardware|http://instarecon.com

InstaRecon, Inc. is a supplier of technology and services to imaging scanner equipment makers and supply chain partners. The companys patented algorithms increase the computational efficiency of image reconstruction in CT, PET, SPECT, and MRI by a factor of 20-100. InstaRecons technology can simultaneously improve image quality, increase reconstruction speed, and reduce reconstruction engine cost.

Software/Hardware|www.intelinair.com

IntelinAir’s AgMRI Intelligence System provides farmers actionable in-season insights through aerial imagery analytics powered by traditional computer vision, modern machine learning methodologies and agronomic science. AgMRI detects emergence issues, weeds, nutrient deficiencies, outbreaks, infestations and more, and provides this information in an easy-to-use interface that helps farmers prioritize their efforts.  

Software/Hardware|http://www.e-imo.com/

IMO's mission is to provide innovative, medical informatics tools that enable caregivers and patients to improve decision-making and efficiency to realize better health care while providing the performance and reward mechanisms for career opportunities and personal growth of IMO employees.

Biotechnology|www.intelliwheels.net

IntelliWheels is in the business of providing independent mobility to wheelchair users around the world. Our patent pending geared wheels make any wheelchair twice as easy to push thanks to a simple 2:1 gear ratio. We are proud to manufacture our products in Illinois, and we never stop innovating.

Materials/Nanotech/Engineering|http://www.deere.com/

John Deere is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land.
The John Deere Technology Innovation Center is focused on delivering customer-centered solutions from the corn production system through Focused Research and Accelerated Incubation. From Engineering to Information Technology, our team is dedicated to driving technology in an environment of collaboration and innovation.

Other/Business/Consulting|www.jumptrading.com

New for 2015, Jump Labs provides select UIUC students the opportunity to engage with mentors from the Jump family: Jump Trading (algorithmic trading and technology), Jump Capital (venture capitalism), and Jump ARCHES (philanthropic endeavor to stimulate the advancement of health care). By pairing our industry leaders with the brightest student minds at Research Park, we foster new relationships and shoulder a wide range of part-time and full-time internship projects designed around collaboration, innovation, and excellence.

The scope of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences spans the breadth of human endeavor. Within its more than 50 academic units, faculty and students are pursuing knowledge on scales that stretch from the subatomic to the cosmic and from the individual to the global.

We fondly refer to LAS as the heart of the University because of its fundamental role in all education and research. Of course it is much more. It is also its soul.

Materials/Nanotech/Engineering|http://www.littelfuse.com

Littelfuse products are vital components in virtually every market that uses electrical energy, from consumer electronics to automobiles, commercial vehicles and industrial equipment. Littlefuse is also expanding beyond circuit protection with complementary product offerings including power distribution centers for mining operations, generator controls and protection for marine applications, heavy-duty switches for commercial vehicles and electromechanical sensors used in the automotive industry.

Software/Hardware|

Providing Services(Knowledge score) to Learn, Self Assessment and comparative analysis to identify gaps in knowledge. Students, parents and teachers can use these scores to develop personalized learning plans.

Software/Hardware|www.network-perception.com

Network Perception is a startup founded by a team of network security and critical infrastructure experts and researchers. We design and develop software solutions to automatically audit the security and compliance of critical networks by analyzing the configurations of firewalls and routers.

Software/Hardware|www.yahoo-inc.com

Here at the Research Park, the Oath (Yahoo!) staff focuses on two major projects both involving cloud computing. As a Hadoop Center of Excellence, a team of engineers works on Hadoop, an open-source software framework that allows massive data processing distributed across thousands of nodes and petabytes worth of data. Another team works on a data pipeline project that handles, aggregates and processes data generated from clicks on Yahoo!'s advertising platforms.

Software/Hardware|oceancomm.co

OceanComm has developed a high-speed wireless underwater modem which enables wireless video streaming underwater and wireless remote control of underwater vehicles. Currently, the oil and gas industry heavily relies on remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to find and produce resources offshore. These vehicles are all tethered today, which results in significant operational costs. A wireless solution could eliminate the costs of having to tether an ROV.

Software/Hardware|www.omniears.com

OmniEars is a student startup partially sponsored by the iFoundry program, the company has already developed marketable highly customized in ear monitors. However, OmniEars is still pushing the boundaries of wearable electronics. For instance, OE is currently developing a mobile software that utilized 3D technology which significantly increased the manufacturing process of in ear monitors. More of OE's future products are still in the process of development.

Biotechnology|

Onconostic Technologies Inc.(formerly Oracle Biosciences) is developing a single gene-based clinical assay for diagnosis and prognosis for Basal-like breast cancer for use in clinical diagnostics and subtyping.

Other/Business/Consulting|http://www.openprairie.com/

Open Prairie Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in promising IT, wireless communication and life science technology companies. Open Prairie applies both its capital and team's expertise to focus on companies with efficient capital usage and disruptive technologies. With offices in Illinois and Kansas City, Open Prairie's national reach and unique access to investment opportunities throughout the Midwest region has allowed the firm to build a diverse portfolio of growth technology companies.

Materials/Nanotech/Engineering|www.petronics.io

Petronics makes high-tech health and entertainment products for house pets. Our first product is Mousr, an artificially intelligent robotic mouse that can see and react to a cat's movement, just like real prey.

Biotechnology|www.phioptics.org

Phi Optics, Inc. is an optical microscopy company that empowers life science researchers to explore deeper, discover more, and ultimately cure better. Our product is an electro-optic device that attaches to new and existing research grade optical microscopes and provides faster and more accurate imaging of live cells and tissues than currently possible with the state-of-the-art technology.

Biotechnology|www.photonicareinc.com

PhotoniCare has developed an improved handheld imaging tool that will enable physicians to quickly and accurately diagnose middle ear infections during routine examinations. In contrast to the traditional otoscope, which hasnt changed in over a century since its inception, the PhotoniCare CLEARVIEW allows the physician to look through the eardrum to directly observe and characterize effusions and biofilms responsible for infection in the middle ear. CLEARVIEW will dramatically improve diagnostic information without adding time, complexity, or significant cost to the routine patient exam.

Software/Hardware|www.powerworld.com

PowerWorld Corporation offers products and services that make power system analysis and operation more powerful and efficient. The company's wide range of products provide the tools needed by transmission planners, power marketers, system operators, and educators, for instance.

Materials/Nanotech/Engineering|www.prairienanotech.com

Development and manufacturing of educational samples for Atomic Force Microscopes and X-ray equipment. Development and manufacturing of standard samples for Atomic Force Microscopes and X-ray equipment. Commercial analysis of materials.

Software/Hardware|www.quicketsolutions.com

Quicket Solutions provides cloud-based, mission critical solutions for law enforcement and other public safety agencies. The e-citation and e-report system used is a turnkey solution that enables digitization of information at the source of incident, real-time data sharing, fast and easy report generation and intelligent data analytics. Quicket will enable clients to recapture lost revenue, recognize new revenue and increase officer safety.

Software/Hardware|http://www.rsystemsinc.com/

HPC resources provider, R-Systems, N.A., Inc., based at the Research Park at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is reaping the results of organizations shifting their HPC needs to external providers. The company has a significant number of clients in manufacturing that are experiencing major internal computing-capacity constraints. R-Systems' utility-computing model is ideal for such clients. The hosted utility-computing model is also attractive to R-Systems' academic and industrial research clients.

Other/Business/Consulting|

Rao Research is a Civil Engineering consulting company engaged in research and technology transfer services in the areas of highway materials, pavement analysis and design, performance prediction, nondestructive testing, and value engineering. Potential clients are primarily highway agencies (both Federal and State), industry, and other larger consulting entities.

Software/Hardware|www.ringr.com

RNGR allows users to record a conversation with anyone, anywhere in the world, on any device (smartphone, tablet, and/or PC) and have it sound like both parties are in the same room at the same time.

Riverbed Technology is the pioneer and, with over 4,000 customers, the worldwide technology and market share leader in wide-area data services (WDS). Riverbed provides the first and only comprehensive WDS solution to a host of severe problems that have effectively prevented enterprises from sharing applications and data across wide areas. By wide area, we mean anywhere in the world. Between Chicago and New York. Or between Seattle and Shanghai.

Materials/Nanotech/Engineering|http://www.sandia.gov/

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

A strong science, technology, and engineering foundation enables Sandia's mission through a capable research staff working at the forefront of innovation, collaborative research with universities and companies, and discretionary research projects with significant potential impact.

Materials/Nanotech/Engineering|www.serionix.com

Serionix is an advanced materials company developing high performance filtration technologies to remove toxic or unwanted chemicals from air and water. Serionix purification is differentiated by game-changing performance (our fibrous adsorbents and ion-exchange materials work 10-100 times faster than conventional products), well-defined selectivity for targeted chemicals, and potential for low-cost production.

Other/Business/Consulting|www.serraventures.com

Serra Ventures, LLC offers professional advisory services in business strategy, capital formation, business development and organization development. The firm specializes in serving high technology enterprises, managing over $20M in micro-venture capital. Serra has invested in over 40 companies, many of which have ties to the University of Illinois.

Biotechnology|www.sim-next.com

SIMnext designs and creates portable, affordable simulation devices for the healthcare industry, focusing on improving education and patient outcomes. Working alongside the OSF hospital system based in Peoria, IL, our team of engineers work to design solutions for practicing clinicians, device manufacturers and medical students. Combining technology and artistry, SIMnext works to bring medical innovation to life.

Other/Business/Consulting|http://www.singletonlawfirm.com

Singleton Law Firm, P.C. is dedicated to serving the legal needs of business and individual clients of east central Illinois with an emphasis in the areas of corporate, intellectual property (including patent, trademark, and copyright) and commercial real estate law.

Materials/Nanotech/Engineering|www.spectroclick.com

Spectroclick seeks to allow every person on earth to measure the make up of water, soil, and biological samples for themselves. Is your water safe to drink? Do you have an infection? Is there enough phosphorus in the soil? Use our instruments and reactant packets and find out! SpectroClick puts spectroscopy in the palm of your hand with the Answers At Hand AAH line of spectrometers. Anyone with access to a USB port can use our patent-pending SpectroBurst technology.

Materials/Nanotech/Engineering|www.starfireindustries.com

Starfire Industries LLC specializes in innovative plasma engineering across a range of markets, including aerospace, defense, nuclear, homeland security and manufacturing semiconductors. Plasma technologies are ubiquitous across industry, touching nearly every computer chip produced and every satellite flying over the earth. As a result, there are many novel applications waiting to be discovered to improve a product or process.

Other/Business/Consulting|http://www.sfresearchcenter.com

State Farm Insurance Companies at the Research Park provides an opportunity for staff and UIUC students to guide and support State Farm's programs with high-level research.

Clean Technology|

The World Health Organization asserts around 3 billion people still cook and heat their homes using solid fuels in open fires and leaky stoves. Such cooking and heating produces high levels of indoor air pollution with a range of health-damaging pollutants, including small soot particles that penetrate deep into the lungs. In poorly ventilated dwellings, indoor smoke can be 100 times higher than acceptable levels for small particles. In addition, methane and black carbon (sooty particles) emitted by inefficient stove combustion are powerful climate change pollutants.

The Syngenta Digital Innovation Lab accesses tools, technologies, partnerships and resources that enable the research, investigation and delivery of new and novel solutions for seeds product development using data analytics. The center will focus on digital data innovation and strategy, providing Syngenta with agile capabilities to enable the company to accelerate the pace of its digital journey. It will foster new ways to gain insights and make decisions from the company’s data assets.

University Units|www.clinecenter.illinois.edu

The Cline Center aims to enhance the operation of democracy through rigorous study and open dialogue.

Materials/Nanotech/Engineering|www.thetekmill.com

Founded by Gary Durack, Bob Rauschenberger, and Peter Fox, the TEKMILL specializes in prototype and small-scale manufacturing solutions for clients ranging from universities to startup companies. They are able to deliver a variety of products from custom design to machining to small-scale fabrications.

Materials/Nanotech/Engineering|www.tiptek.com

Tiptek manufacturs ultra-hard and ultra-sharp probes for atomic force microscopy (AFM) applications. Tiptek's AFM probes have tips that are coated with an extremely hard conductive coating and then sharpened to a radius-of-curvature of under 5 nm. This combination of hard coating and sharpening means that Tiptek's AFM probes enable the user to obtain very high resolution AFM images over long periods of use, unlike conventional probes constructed of silicon or silicon nitride which quickly suffer from degraded resolution owing to tip wear.

Software/Hardware|

Tyto uses GIS software platforms for linking database information to valuation decisions for farmland. Clients include appraisers, financial institutions, investors, and farm operators. Tyto is developing a web-based automated farmland appraisal system to incorporate detailed geospatial analyses for fine-grained differentiation for variables that impact the cost of owning and operating farmland.

The University of Illinois China Executive Leadership Program (CELP) was created in 1993 to provide executive education programs for senior managers from Chinese businesses, government agencies and academic institutions. Since its inception, CELP has hosted over 260 delegations. More than 5,500 high level business leaders, scientists, government officials, bank directors and academicians from every region of China have participated in and graduated from CELP.

The Office of Business and Financial Services (OBFS) supports the business and financial operations of the University of Illinois and assists units in their daily operations. OBFS seeks to employ the best business practices to balance operating efficiencies with essential controls for safeguarding the University's assets. OBFS serves the University of Illinois community on all three of its campuses: Chicago, Springfield, and Urbana-Champaign.

The Speech-Language Pathology Clinic serves approximately 200 children and adults annually providing the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. Individual and group therapy is provided by clinical instructors or graduate students, under the supervision of an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certified Speech-Language Pathologist.

University Units|https://faa.illinois.edu/

The College of Fine and Applied Arts is a community of artists, designers, performers, and scholars dedicated to teaching skills by placing emphasis on the primacy of the creative process, on contributing to the future development of culture, and on a deep engagement with the society.

Software/Hardware|www.wolfram.com

Wolfram Research is one of the world's most respected software companies. As pioneers in computational science they have pursued a long-term vision to develop the science, technology, and tools to make computation a force today and in the future. Mathematica is their core product that has launched modern technical computing and has now become the world's most powerful global computation.

Clean Technology|www.xerionbattery.com

Xerion Advanced Battery Corp. (XABC) is a technology startup located in the Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that is dedicated to the commercialization and manufacture of advanced batteries. The company is currently commercializing a nanostructured electrode architecture, called StructurePoreTM, that was developed in the research group of Professor Paul Braun, and is exclusively licensed by the University to XABC. StructurePoreTM enables high power, high capacity batteries with enhanced safety and cycle life , all at reduced cost.