Recent News

17Jan2017

CHAMPAIGN, IL -- The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation has announced the finalists for the 2017 Innovation Celebration.

12Jan2017
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
Cast 21 presents at EnterpriseWorks

Cast 21, an EnterpriseWorks startup that makes waterproof, breathable casts, has closed a funding round of $800,000. 

09Jan2017

The Carle Sports Medicine and Orthopedics facility officially opens in Research Park this month, but the public is invited to a community open house on Thursday, Jan. 12.

On January 12, the new building will be open to the public from 6—8 p.m. Guided tours will be available as well as refreshments and meet-and-greet with Carle providers.

The 52,000 square foot facility is the 15th building in the University of Illinois Research Park. It sits at the corner of Windsor and First Street in Champaign. 

09Jan2017
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
amber agriculture CES Startup winner

Amber Agriculture, a University of Illinois student startup with ties to EnterpriseWorks, has been named the top startup of the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show (CES).

Amber Agriculture's agtech product helps farmer manage their stored product, and is part of the connected farm movement. 

19Dec2016
Ocient logo

ChicagoInno put together a list of the Top 17 Chicago Startups to watch in 2017 based on the companies' growth in 2016 and potential for 2017. Ocient, an EnterpriseWorks affiliate member, was featured as number 3 on the list. Ocient develops supercomputer scale data platforms for high velocity analytics and machine learning on the world’s largest data sets.

19Dec2016

ChicagoInno listed the Top 10 Illinois Student Startups to Make Moves in 2017, including four iVenture Accelerator student startups:

Tweetsense, founded by UIUC sophomores William Widjaja and Cody Pawlowski, mines social media and other internet comments to understand public opinion.

19Dec2016

ChicagoInno mentioned the top Illinois researchers from this past year that revolutionize the way that we view and interact with the world, including two researchers from the University of Illinois who have ties to EnterpriseWorks.

Ruby Mendenhall is a sociology professor at the University of Illinois that has used topic modeling and data visualization to start to identify clues that could indicate the contributions of black women previously not recorded in history. Mendenhall was a participant this fall in the NSF I-Corps program, hosted here at EnterpriseWorks. 

13Dec2016

CHAMPAIGN -- Scotts Miracle-Gro has announced that they have acquired PlantLink, a former student startup and EnterpriseWorks graduate.

13Dec2016
TENANT: Dow Chemical

CHAMPAIGN— The News-Gazette interviewed Paul Braun for the Wired In column this week. Paul Braun is the Ivan Racheff Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, the Director of the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, and part of a team working at Dow Chemical Company. Dow Chemical is electrochemically etching silicon micro-structures, a technology that has possibilities in everything from communications to cancer research.

12Dec2016

Please register for the AgTech Summit at http://uiucresearchpark.force.com/requests/agtech_reg. Deadline to register is Monday, February 6 at 5:00pm. 

The 2017 Agriculture Technology Innovation Summit (AgTech 2017) will be Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. For more information, visit http://www.researchpark.illinois.edu/agtechsummit

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