Recent News

19Aug2016

CHAMPAIGN -- To increase coding and programming recruitment efforts, CME Group will be opening an Innovation Center in the University of Illinois Research Park on September 9. This will be CME Group's first location on a college campus, and they hope to employ 10 student interns.

Research Park Director, Laura Frerichs, said "As long as the growth of tech becomes increasingly imperative in the financial industry, which it seems to be, recruiting is going to continue to hike."

17Aug2016

CHAMPAIGN – On Monday (8/15), President Timothy Killeen announced H. Edward Seidel as the Interim Vice President for Research (VPR) for the University of Illinois System, pending Board of Trustees approval. The Research Park is a unit under the VPR's office.

15Aug2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – The News-Gazette’s Paul Wood highlights local tech innovators in his column, “Wired In.” This week he sat down with William Widjaja, the CEO of Tweetsense.

09Aug2016
TENANT: Intelinair | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Each week the News-Gazette’s Paul Wood features a local tech innovator in his column, Wired In. This week he sat down with Naira Hovakimyan, co-founder of IntelinAir.

08Aug2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Chicago Inno, a leading Chicago online business magazine, covered iVenture’s Chicago Demo Day, held on August 4, 2016 at Avant’s downtown office.

05Aug2016
TENANT: Intelliwheels | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Chicago Inno, one of the Midwest’s leading online tech and business magazines, recently did a profile on Josh George. The article highlights George’s life, athleticism, and his involvement with EnterpriseWorks startup Intelliwheels.

01Aug2016

CHAMPAIGN – Research Park’s most outstanding interns were honored on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Research Park Summer Picnic.  Almost 600 highly skilled students work for Research Park tenant companies, where they gain valuable work experience as well as make significant contributions to internal corporate research and development programs.  The interns nominated for this year’s intern awards represent a wide range of backgrounds, and are all students at the University of Illinois.

25Jul2016

CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois investors shared future goals and challenges of AgTech in ChicagoInno. Serra Ventures, a Research Park tenant, was featured as an AgTech investor.

25Jul2016

CHAMPAIGN – Paul Wood of the News Gazette highlighted Julian Sanchez of John Deere in the Wired In column this week. The Wired In column is meant to spotlight a local high tech leader – often a startup from Research Park.

19Jul2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – A recent survey conducted at the Research Park puts the employment total to 1,711. 594 of those employees are student interns, of which 57% are undergraduates and 43% are graduate students.

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