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TENANT: AE Machines | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
TENANT: EP Purification, Inc. | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

EnterpriseWorks startup EP Purification was quoted in a Chicago Blue Sky innovation story about the intersection of the tech world and the water crisis in Flint, Mich. 

"Sung-Jin Park, chief technology officer of EP Purification, a startup based at the Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, said ... (if )startups with budding technologies join forces, water contamination problems can be solved more quickly and cheaply.


Following his visit to Champaign-Urbana and a similar trip to Blacksburg, Va., tech futurist Robert Scoble blogged about how "Small Town America is primed to beat Silicon Valley in Innovation". Scoble cites the cost of doing business in Silicon Valley combined with the talent found at research universities as a reason why these communities can hold on to more innovators and companies.


Robert Scoble, blogger, technical evangelist, and author flew to visit the Champaign-Urbana tech community and wrote about what is happening here. The Economist wrote of him, “He has become a minor celebrity among geeks worldwide, who read his blog religiously.” He is currently a writer and works at Rackspace, he previously was a technology evangelist at Microsoft and writer at Fast Company. He sent out live interviews with tech companies during his visit.

Innovation Celebration Winners 2016

CHAMPAIGN, IL, January 25, 2016 – Over 400 people gathered at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts for the 11th Annual Innovation Celebration on the evening on January 22nd to recognize those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions, taken risks, and provided leadership to ensure the continuing economic success of Champaign County, the ongoing success of the University’s economic development mission, and the growth of entrepreneurial talent and energy in the community.

TENANT: FlipWord | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

Former EnterpriseWorks tenant SIMnext has introduced an innovative ultrasound training system called DR Doppler. The new technology is portable and can be used to diagnose a variety of diseases. SIMnext continues to rent space for research and development in Research Park.


George Taylor, CMO and Vice President of Caterpillar’s Marketing and Digital Division, wrote about the company's corporate culture and innovation for the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition. Taylor mentioned the new Data Innovation lab in Research Park calling it, "a space for students and Caterpillar analytics teams to experiment, stand up solutions and work with startups at a nearby incubator". Read the full story here.  

TENANT: Intelliwheels

Five of the Forbes 30 Under 30 have ties with the University of Illinois. Of these five, two are cofounders of companies in EnterpriseWorks. Scott Daigle is the cofounder of Intelliwheels, which, "has attracted $2 million in growth capital to date".


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