Recent News

10Mar2017
TENANT: Veriflow Systems | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

The Illinois Innovation Index released a study on the record-breaking trends in Illinois startups. A key finding reveals that, “Illinois universities produced more than 800 startups from 2012-2016, nearly 100% more than 2009-2013.” This positive trend is not only true to University of Illinois initiatives, but to a wide array of universities across the state.

10Mar2017
TENANT: OceanComm | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

ChicagoInno has recently recognized OceanComm’s unprecedented creation of, "A wireless underwater modem that unleashes robots from its cables and eliminates dependency on support ships.” OceanComm, an EnterpriseWorks startup, won the Cozad New Venture Challenge in 2012 and participated in the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program in 2013. In 2014, the startup received two SBIR grants and won the “most promising company award” at the Offshore Technology Conference in 2015.

24Feb2017
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

Veriflow Systems Co-founder and CTO Brighten Godfrey was interviewed by The Enterprisers Project this week. With Veriflow located at the EnterpriseWorks Incubator at Research Park, Godfrey defends the impactful role that universities play in the innovation world.

23Feb2017
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

Edwin Moore Family Agriculture Innovation Prize EstablishedGift will support University of Illinois entrepreneurs pioneering new agricultural technologies Champaign, IL— February 23, 2017 — The first annual Edwin Moore Family Agriculture Innovation Prize will be presented at today’s Agriculture Technology Innovation Summit. The award, generously funded by University of Illinois alumni and their families, rewards University of Illinois entrepreneurs focusing on agricultural innovations.

02Feb2017
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Laura Bleill, (217) 244-7744, lwbleill@illinois.edu

EnterpriseWorks Receives EDA Grant To Further Entrepreneurship at Illinois Universities

Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant will support development of higher education entrepreneurial ecosystems across Illinois

02Feb2017
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 1, 2017Contact:Laura Weisskopf Bleill, lwbleill@illinois.edu; 217-244-7744

EnterpriseWorks Awarded University Center Grant For Downstate Illinois Entrepreneurial DevelopmentWill Provide Direct Technical and Business Assistance For Entrepreneurs South of I-80

19Jan2017
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

The News-Gazette interviewed Ran Chao for the Wired-In column this week. Chao is the 29-year-old founder of LifeFoundry Inc., an organization that completes research for biotech companies through the use of synthetic biology and robotics, which is now a tenant in EnterpriseWorks. He created the company during his time as a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois. Chao and his collegues produced the first prototype for automative advanced biomanufacturing, and companies around the world are taking notice.

12Jan2017
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
Cast 21 presents at EnterpriseWorks

Cast 21, an EnterpriseWorks startup that makes waterproof, breathable casts, has closed a funding round of $800,000. 

09Jan2017
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
amber agriculture CES Startup winner

Amber Agriculture, a University of Illinois student startup with ties to EnterpriseWorks, has been named the top startup of the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show (CES).

Amber Agriculture's agtech product helps farmers manage their stored product, and is part of the connected farm movement. 

01Dec2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN— The News-Gazette's Paul Wood sat down with Jean Paul Allain for his Wired In column this week. Jean Paul is the president, founder, and CEO of Editekk, an early-stage start-up with a revolutionary process for manipulating surfaces and interfaces at the atomic level. Editekk came to the EnterpriseWorks incubator this past March.

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