Recent News

26Aug2015

The tech industry in Champaign-Urban has been growing at a rapid pace, creating new opportunities for students seeking a position in the field. 

Writes The Daily Illini: "Research Park provides students with both full-time and part-time positions in technology-based businesses, such as Abbott Laboratories, Grainger and Yahoo, etc."

10Aug2015

RESEARCH PARK HONORS MOST VALUABLE INTERNS OF 2015

05Aug2015
 SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

ENTERPRISEWORKS RECIEVES $50,000 AWARD FROM SBA GROWTH ACCELERATOR FUND COMPETITION

CHAMPAIGN – EnterpriseWorks, the technology incubator at the University of Illinois Research Park, will receive $50,000 from U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) after being selected as a winner in the second annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition.

31Jul2015

We are excited to announce the final nominees for the 2015 Research Park Intern Awards! The winners will be announced on August 6 at the Intern Awards picnic, (4:30 pm - 6:30 pm), and we encourage all to attend. There will be food, music and fun for everyone! For more information about the event, click here

The finalists are as follows:

Best Entrepreneurial Leadership in a StartupSarah Cho, IntelliWheelsJerome Davis, Xerion Advanced Battery

28Jul2015

CHAMPAIGN, IL., July 28 - Grainger, Caterpillar and AllState, all parnters with Research Park, have announced that they will be participating in the fourth year of the llinois Science and Technology Coalition’s Corporate Startup Challenge. The program matches larger corporatations seeking new innovations with startup companies in need of investors.

28Jul2015
CHAMPAIGN, IL., July 28 - 2015 is shaping up to be a strong year for the startup and early stage investor ecosystem. Activity in Illinois, centered on both Chicago and the U. of I. tech ecosystem, may be a leading indicator of significant growth in funding applications in that region.   
21Jul2015
Agrible CEO, Chris Harbourt ,
  AGRICULTURE TECH STARTUP BRINGS ACTIONABLE PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS TO GROWERS        

CHAMPAIGN, IL., July 21, 2015—Agrible, Inc., an agriculture technology start-up focused on predictive analytics, today announced a $4.1 million Series A round of funding. Serra Ventures is leading this round of investment and is joined by Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM).

21Jul2015

The University of Illinois has been recognized as one of the leading public universities for tech startup talent by Tech.Co. 

20Jul2015

EnterpriseWorks tenant Rithmio is expanding at a rapid pace, recently raising a $3M seed round. Rithmio develops gesture recognition technology for wearable devices. 

15Jul2015

The University of Illinois and John Deere have teamed up to take "mow the lawn" off of your to-do list. A University student and two faculty members recently built a prototype for a robotic lawn mower, and John Deere is helping them improve their product to bring it to a store near you. The lawn mower operates similarly to Roomba, the autonomous robot floor vacuum. 

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