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You're Welcome CU is officially underway, and the campaign continues to make headlines. The Daily Illini recently detailed the origins of the nationwide campaign to recruit the best tech minds to Champaign-Urbana, and highlighted its objectives.

CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

One of the missions of Research Park and EnterpriseWorks is to work with incubators around the state of Illinois, assisting with best practices and building collaborations. One of those relationships was featured in the September 30 edition of Blue Sky Innovation in the Chicago Tribune.


Construction is officially underway for Carle's new orthopedics and sports medicine facility within the Research Park. The $23 million complex will be 52,000 square feet and include more than 50 physicians, physician assistants, trainers and physical therapists. 


On Monday, 'You're Welcome CU' celebrated its public launch in downtown Champaign. 

Pygmalion Tech Festival at University of Illinois Research Park

Last Thursday, the top tech minds in Champaign-Urbana gathered in Research Park for the Pygmalion Tech Festival. There were several panels were held throughout the day, with topics ranging from design to employment to STEM education, but it was the discussion on the 'Internet of Things' that was a standout to many.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (Sept. 28, 2015) – The University of Illinois and Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), today announced the grand opening of a facility located in the Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This facility brings together resources from key fields for the company’s research and development (R&D) efforts, including statistics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering to catalyze innovation through analytics.   

The first Pygmalion Tech Festival is underway at Research Park. From Thursday (9/24) to Saturday (9/26), the top minds in tech from around the Champaign-Urbana community will converge to host panels, discussions, product demonstrations and more.


Champaign-Urbana has a rich legacy of innovation that is virtually unmatched.  “You’re Welcome” is a national marketing campaign that seeks to fill the Champaign-Urbana community with pride while informing the rest of the world of its legacy of innovation. 


CHAMPAIGN—Today, SBA Regional Administrator Marianne Markowitz visited Champaign to present $100,000 total in awards, including $50,000 to the City, one of SBA’s 28 Startup in a Day winners, and $50,000 to EnterpriseWorks, one of Illinois’ four Growth Accelerator Fund Competition winners.


Just over a week into their Kickstarter campaign, Research Park affiliate SNOOZ reached their goal of $100,000. As of September 10, $120,258 has been pledged and the campaign will remain open until October 21. SNOOZ has set two "stretch goals", one of $250,000 and one of $500,000. To learn more about SNOOZ, visit their KickstarterFacebook page and website