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Common Ground

Common Ground Publishing is thrilled to announce their ranking on the Library of Social Science’s 2014 list of World’s Top Ranked Publishers. They are ranked as fifteenth out of thirty seven publishers on the list. According to the Library of Social Sciences, Common Ground was selected based on their significance, impact, and capacity to attract influential audiences.

Common Ground is based in Champaign, at the University of Illinois Research Park, and is a graduate of its EnterpriseWorks incubator.

TENANT: Caterpillar, Inc

The announcement of Caterpillar's Research Park operation expanding its data analytics capabilities garnered national attention this month, with the story picked up by the Associated Press, Markets Insider, and many industry publications. 

Read more about Caterpillar's plans in:

TENANT: Caterpillar, Inc

Caterpillar Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary of Champaign Simulation Center at University of Illinois and Announces Expansion Plans

Company to establish new  data analytics lab in support of innovation strategy

TENANT: Yahoo!

Yahoo's Research Park site and its extensive relationship with the University of Illinois is the focus of a Aug. 11 Chronicle of Higher Education article (available online but subscription required). The story reflects on the growing relationships and collaborations between academia and industry leaders across the computer science landscape.

TENANT: Intelliwheels

CHAMPAIGN, IL, Aug. 4, 2014  -- A $1.5-million grant will enable IntelliWheels, Inc. to advance development of ultra-lightweight, multi-geared wheels for manual wheelchairs. This new innovation will further wheelchair functionality, allowing manual wheelchair users to be more physically active and increase their independence, health and well-being. 

TENANT: Turn, Inc.

The Turn Innovation Center was featured in the (Champaign-Urbana) News-Gazette on Thursday, May 1. The article details why the Silicon Valley-based company wanted to open its first innovation center at the University of Illinois, in the Research Park. "... The company zeroed in on a location in Champaign because of its access to top engineering talent from the UI College of Engineering's computer science and electrical and computer engineering departments, its association with supercomputing and distributed systems," writes the paper. 


Three of the top four prize winners in the 14th Annual Cozad New Venture Competition have based their operations in the EnterpriseWorks incubator: Rithmio, Lumenous, and Inscites Research.

TENANT: Turn, Inc.
Silicon Valley-Based Turn Opens First Innovation Center at University of Illinois Research Park    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The University of Illinois today announced that Turn, the marketing software and analytics platform, will open an Innovation Center on campus for the research and development of new data-driven marketing technologies. The center is the company’s first outside of its Silicon Valley headquarters, and engineering work will focus on the full technology stack of the Turn platform.   
TENANT: Rithmio | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

Rithmio, a startup building advanced fitness wearables technology that is based at EnterpriseWorks, was the focus of a Sunday feature in the (Champaign) News-Gazette business section.

TENANT: EP Purification, Inc. | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

In the days since EP Purification won the Clean Energy Challenge $100,000 grand prize, the interviews keep rolling in. In today's media coverage, the News-Gazette reports on what the EnterpriseWorks-based startup plans to do with its winnings. 

Company CEO Cy Herring said the winnings will be invested into product development.

"I am surprised that we won the challenge since there were a number of companies involved with very good ideas for clean energy," he said.