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TENANT: OceanComm | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

EnterpriseWorks startup OceanComm was named one of the oil and gas industry's most promising technology startups at the Rice Alliance Startup Roundup in Houston earlier this month.


Business Insider recaps a new report on the top destinations for young college graduates which names Champaign-Urbana one of the country's top small cities for educated millenials, and one of the reasons Champaign-Urbana made the grade is its "abundance of tech startups." The University of Illinois Research Park has more than 90 tech companies, including more than 45 startups in the EnterpriseWorks incubator. 

TENANT: Inprentus Inc. | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

WCIA Channel 3 came to the Research Park to see what was happening on Innovation Day in Illinois, only to discover that Innovation Day is every day.


EnterpriseWorks graduate Electroninks has been recognized as a 2015 Edison Award Winner. Electroninks received the silver award in the Material Science category for their Circuit Scribe technology.  This tool is a rollerball pen that allows users to write with non-toxic conductive ink in order to create circuits. 

  State Farm® Celebrates 10 Years at U of I Research Park

        State Farm® Celebrates 10 Years at U of I Research Park

Student innovation contributes to State Farm product development


CHAMPAIGN, IL, April 11, 2015 -- The Moms Association at the University of Illinois awarded its annual Medallion of Honor to Deana McDonagh. McDonagh is an associate professor of Industrial Design at the Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois as well as the Designer-In-Residence at the EnterpriseWorks incubator at Research Park. The award is given to a woman associated with the Urbana-Champaign campus who has enriched the lives of others through service and example.


CHAMPAIGN, IL, April 7, 2015 -- EnterpriseWorks, Research Park's incubator, has housed numerous statup companies over the past decade and a half, and has no plans of slowing down. So far, its startups have generated almost $1 billon dollars in investments, allowing the development of technologies that are "changing the world," according to


CHAMPAIGN, IL, April 3, 2015 -- Personify, a 2012 EnterpriseWorks incubator graduate, made the list of top consulting tools from 9Lenses. 9Lenses is a software company that aggregates human insights for its clients, and they highlighted Personify's presentation software that allows a presenter to superimpose himself/herself in front of presentation slides. Read more about Personify as a consulting tool as well as the other tools that made the list

Laura Frerichs Receives the CAPE Award

Research Park Director Laura Frerichs was one of six academic professionals honored with a 2015 Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence award. 

The award was presented by Chancellor Phyllis Wise at a reception on April 2. 

The program honors the accomplishments and contributions of academic professionals, who perform a range of vital functions for the campus community. They provide critical support for administration, research laboratories and educational programs, and offer important outreach programs throughout the state.