Recent News

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.


EP Purification, winner of the 2014 Clean Energy Challenge Grand Prize, was the focus of an April 6 Chicago Tribune article about the competition. "The Champaign-based startup walked away with $100,000 at Thursday's Clean Energy Challenge in Chicago after holding up a palm-size aluminum card with the power to pump ozone into 60 gallons of water per minute to destroy bacteria."

EP Purification Clean Energy Trust Challenge winner

EP Purification captured the $100,000 Wells Fargo Grand Prize for Clean Energy Entrepreneurship at the 2014 Clean Energy Trust Challenge on April 3. The EnterpriseWorks-based startup is devoted to the manufacturing of novel systems for the purification of water and air, based on microplasma technology developed at and licensed from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The company is led by Sung-Jin Park and Gary Eden, both University of Illinois engineering faculty.

TENANT: EP Purification, Inc. | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

EP Purification, a startup commercializing microplasma technology developed at the University of Illinois, was profiled in the (Champaign-Urbana) News-Gazette Sunday edition on March 23. 

The startup was founded by Gary Eden and Sung-Jin Park, both faculty members at the University of Illinois. It is a finalist in the upcoming Clean Entergy Trust competition.

TENANT: John Deere
John Deere Technology Innovation Center research Park

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The John Deere Technology Innovation Center (JDTIC) located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Research Park will double in size to accommodate growth and further leverage the skills and knowledge of faculty and students in the areas of agriculture, business, engineering, and information technology.

The Center employs students and full time professionals to advance innovation, research, and information technology for John Deere.

TENANT: Lumenous | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

Lumenous, a startup founded by three University of Illinois doctoral students, is already generating buzz within weeks of moving into EnterpriseWorks. The company was profiled in the (Champaign-Urbana) News-Gazette's Sunday business section on March 16. 

The "dream team" of computer science students is making software that makes it faster and easier for advertisers, artists and designers to create fantastic visual illusions.

TENANT: Servabo

Servabo, a student startup that has collected awards for its mantel -- and accolades from industry partners -- was profiled in the (Champaign-Urbana) News-Gazette's Sunday business section on March 9. 

Servabo was one of 32 semifinalists in the national Student Startup Madness competition for digital businesses, and the company won the Student Startup Award at Champaign County's Innovation Celebration this year.


Dioxide Materials, a startup based in the EnterpriseWorks incubator, was highlighted in New Scientist magazine's March 4 article "Don't waste CO2, turn it into bottles and glue" about start-up companies that view CO2

TENANT: EP Purification, Inc. | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

EP Purification, a startup with lab and office space at EnterpriseWorks that is licensing technology out of the University of Illinois, was named a finalists in the fourth annual Clean Energy Challenge, a $500,000 business plan competition that takes place April 3 in Chicago. Independent evaluators with expertise in clean energy selected 10 early-stage companies, representing six states, to vie for the $100,000 Clean Energy Trust Prize for Early-stage Entrepreneurship.