Recent News

21Feb2017

The News-Gazette interviewed Mayank Kale for the Wired-In column this week. Mayank is a senior in computer science at the University of Illinois and has been an intern for Research Park since his freshman year. Additionally, he is the founder of Invoq Health, a company that provides rural patients instant access to quality health care providers and gathers real-world evidence from improved care delivery. Invoq Health started as a student startup in the iVenture Accelerator program and is now in India and Sierra Leone helping 120,000 patients through a community health workers. 

06Feb2017

CHAMPAIGN -- We are happy to announce that Liang Liu has joined the Board of Managers at Research Park. Liu is a self-declared "groundskeeper" and a professor in the College of Engineering specializing in construction management. He also holds positions as the Associate Dean of Facilities and Capital Planning for the College of Engineering, Associate Head and Director of Undergraduate Studies and many more. Some of Liu's research areas include: construction project planning, controls, cost estimating, productivity, and life-cycle analysis. Welcome to the team. 

02Feb2017
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Laura Bleill, (217) 244-7744, lwbleill@illinois.edu

EnterpriseWorks Receives EDA Grant To Further Entrepreneurship at Illinois Universities

Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant will support development of higher education entrepreneurial ecosystems across Illinois

02Feb2017
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 1, 2017Contact:Laura Weisskopf Bleill, lwbleill@illinois.edu; 217-244-7744

EnterpriseWorks Awarded University Center Grant For Downstate Illinois Entrepreneurial DevelopmentWill Provide Direct Technical and Business Assistance For Entrepreneurs South of I-80

31Jan2017

Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, made a visit to the University of Illinois on Monday, January 30, with about 20 other Chicago tech company executives.

31Jan2017
TENANT: SIMnext

SIMnext®, LLC will begin distributing von Hagens Plastination specimens, a product that is intended to reduce the use of human cadavers in anatomy education.

19Jan2017
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

The News-Gazette interviewed Ran Chao for the Wired-In column this week. Chao is the 29-year-old founder of LifeFoundry Inc., an organization that completes research for biotech companies through the use of synthetic biology and robotics, which is now a tenant in EnterpriseWorks. He created the company during his time as a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois. Chao and his collegues produced the first prototype for automative advanced biomanufacturing, and companies around the world are taking notice.

19Jan2017
TENANT: Agrible, Granular

Agrible and Granular were recently recognized on THRIVE 50, an annual list created by SVG Partners that ranks the best AgTech companies in the United States.

Agrible is a homegrown organization that first started at the EnterpriseWorks incubator. They focus on providing farmers with the tools and science to improve production with cloud-based delivery systems. The company has since moved to a different building, but are still located at Research Park. Agrible received praise in the "Big Data and Analytics" category of the THRIVE 50 list.

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. 

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