Recent News


Phi Optics was featured in the Central Illinois Business Magazine for their innovation and technology that could affect research into prostate and breast cancer.  Their system, CellVista Q1000, enables scientists to get images of cells without killing them in the process which allows users to get a better feel for how cancer cells multiply and grow. The CellVista Q1000 was unveiled at the BiOS 2014 biomedical optics conference in San Francisco.

Caterpillar Celebrates Grand Opening of Data Innovation Lab

URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Caterpillar Inc. today announced the grand opening of its first data innovation lab, located in Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The lab brings together resources from key fields for the company’s research and development (R&D) efforts, including engineering, computer science, operations research and statistics, to drive innovative development through data analysis.


REVOLUTION Medicines, located in the EnterpriseWorks incubator, has received a $45 million dollar investment from Third Rock Venture, a financing investment firm.  Although the initial goal is to find treatment for fungal disease, the hope is to find other disease treatments in the future as well.

REVOLUTION is the leading antifungal program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus and has signed a license agreement stating exclusive rights to develop certain technology at the University. 


CHAMPAIGN, IL Feb 15, 2015 -- Governor Rauner visited EnterpriseWorks for the launch of Uber service in Champaign-Urbana. He spoke about his new Innovate Illinois Advisory Council and helping support the growth of technology companies throughout Illinois. Following his remarks, he toured EnterpriseWorks and talked with incubator companies.


Research Park Director Laura Frerichs was appointed Friday to be co-chair of Gov. Bruce Rauner's newly created Illinois Innovate Advisory Council. 

TENANT: Ameren
Ameren Innovation Center

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CHAMPAIGN, IL Feb 9, 2015 -- Petronics, a startup company within EnterpriseWorks, was recently highlighted in the News-Gazette. In the article, the three founders (Michael Friedman, Dave Cohen, and David Jun,) who are past and current doctoral students at the Univeristy of Illinois, speak about their success with their Kickstarter campaign as well as future developments.

"A robot that could interact meaningfully with pets would be a step toward building one that could interact with humans — something they feel is still far down the road."


Revolution Medicines is currently located in the EnterpriseWorks incubator at the University of Illinois Research Park. 

TENANT: Servabo | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
Servabo Shadow

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. – FEBRUARY 3, 2015 – Today, Shadow (, a personal security device, launches on Crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo for pre-order. The Shadow is a Bluetooth enabled panic button that works through the Shadow app to provide instant emergency notifications to your personalized network with the press of a button.  These notifications are appended with your location at the time of the alert.


CHAMPAIGN, IL, Jan 27, 2015 -- I-Start company, Illiac Software, of the Research Park, has a product called Harmonia that will be implemented into a University of Illinois course next fall. University of Illinois professor, Heinrich Taube, has been developing the app for over a decade and has just received a grant from the National Science Foundation to continue development.