Recent News


Chicago is attempting to reclaim itself as a "smart city" but to do that, they must first map the vast underground network of pipes, that has been poorly documented in the past. Do to how poorly documented these pipe systems are, construction crews never know when they are going to hit a pipe that they had no knowledge of being there. 

TENANT: Agrible

Paul Miller, Co-founder and Chief Science Officer for Agrible, a University of Research Park based company, was selected as a finalist for the 2017 Illinois Technology Association's CityLIGHTS, Technologist of the Year Award. 

The Technologist of the Year Award is presented to a talented individual who has sparked true innovation by using existing technology for a new purpose or developing a new technology that serves a unique purpose or service. 


August 13, 2017: Derek Hoiem is the most recent EnterpriseWorks affiliate to be featured on the News-Gazette's Wired In section, which features a different high-tech difference maker in the Champaign-Urbana community every week. 

Derek Hoiem, University of Illinois computer-science professor, is the co-founder and CTO of Reconstruct, Inc. Reconstruct's mission is to improve efficiency and reduce risk in constructin using new computer techniques. 

TENANT: Granular

August 9, 2017: DuPont, a world-renowned science and engineering company that focuses on agriculture and nutrition, advanced materials, and bio-based industrials, has aquired Granular, a San Francisco agriculture software company that has its regional headquarters at the University of Illinois Research Park. 

TENANT: Petronics

Dario Aranguiz, Petronics Intern and winner of the Best Technological Innovation Award at the 2017 Research Park Intern Awards, sits down with The News-Gazette to talk about the future of robotics and what Petronics has in store.


Wednesday August 2, 2017: Psyonic, a startup company at EnterpriseWorks that was launched in 2015, is changing the way that people with prosthetic limbs are navigating their way through life. The company's mission is to deliver advanced, neurally controlled prosthetics that are more advanced and more affordable than other state-of-the-art prosthesis that are currently avaible on the market. They were featured in the Chicago Tribune to shed light on how much their prosthesis could benefit those who could really use them. 


Ethan Wisniewski is the latest Research Park affiliate who has been featured on Wired In, which features a different high-tech difference maker in the community every week. 

Ethan works as a Medical Device Design Engineer for Cast 21, a startup at EnterpriseWorks that is working on a exoskeleton pad that reduces the amount of heat a patient will feel during sleeve placement. While similar to a cast, this exoskeleton will be more comfortable and will allow the skin under the pad to breathe easier and be washed easier. 


Illinois Farmer Today highlights an array of EnterpriseWorks startups that are creating innovative solutions in agriculture. 


CHAMPAIGN – Research Park’s most influential and valuable interns were honored on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Research Park Summer Intern Picnic.  Almost 600 highly skilled students work for Research Park tenant companies, where they gain valuable work experience and make significant contributions to internal corporate research and development programs. They also are able to work on valuable projects and build their professional networks and personal skillsets with by being exposed to scenarios that cannot be learned in the classroom.


We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Research Park Intern Awards. We will officially name the winners on Thursday, July 27, during the annual intern picnic (4:30 -6:30 pm). There will be food, fun (a FIRE DANCER!), and of course, awards. Find more information on the event, click HERE.

The finalists are (in Alpha order):