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EarthSense Edwin Moore Family Agriculture Innovation Prize

EarthSense Recieves 2018 Edwin Moore Family Agriculture Innovation Prize Prize honors University of Illinois entrepreneurs pioneering new agricultural technologies Champaign, IL — EarthSense, a company that deve

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EnterpriseWorks startup FruitVaccine is changing the world of vaccinations with an edible, orally-administered fruit-based vaccine for human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Founded by University of Illinois professors Dr. Indu Rupassara and Dr. Dennis Buetow in 2017, the two have worked to modify tomatoes to develop a sub-unit vaccine.

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Joe Peterson and John Cole Jr. of SimBioSys

SimBioSys, Inc., a startup company at EnterpriseWorks, was inspired by the Fox Family Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate Program. 

Co-Founder Joe Peterson participated in the entrepreneurship program to learn more about entrepreneurship and product development while he was studying to earn his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Illinois. 

The program introduces academics to entrepreneurship and has the participants develop their own business plans while they learn more about finances, intellectual property, marketing, product development, and more. 

TENANT: Agrible | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

Senior vice president of technology at Agrible, Brent Trenhaile, was recently featured in The News-Gazette for his work with Agrible and Anheuser Busch InBev.  Agrible has partnered with AB InBev to give barley growers useful information and to give them insights on how to grow crops more efficiently.  By taking the information gathered, Agrible and AB InBev are both able to build a global sustainability view by collecting data on the malted barley supply chain, water use, land efficiency and carbon footprints. 

TENANT: PhotoniCare | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

PhotoniCare, Inc. was chosen as one of ten companies to participate in the Young Enterprise Initiative (YEi) Start in France program.

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Laura Frerichs, Amy LaViers, Eric Minnick, Bruce Rauner

EnterpriseWorks startup AE Machines received the Product Design of the Year Award at the inaugural Fourth Revolution Awards this week. The event, held in Chicago and organized by mHUB, IMEC and UI LABS, recognized regional manufacturing for its leadership and innovation.

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Every year Rueters ranks the world's most innovative universities. The 2017 ranking was just released, and the University of Illinois was ranked #25 out of all the universities in the world for innovativeness. 

TENANT: Intelinair | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
Naira Hovakimyan

IntelinAir's founder Naira Hovakimyan was recognized for her success and innovation in a special section of MechSE Illinois, called "Robotics in MechSE."  In 2016, IntelinAir won the AgFunder Innovation Award and was also listed as one of five agriculture technology companies for the "Most Innovative U.S. Pre-Series A Startups." 

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AE Machines, an EnterpriseWorks startup company, is a finalist in the Fourth Revolution Awards under the category "Product Design of the Year."

The product that was nominated, the AE Machine's Design Tool, helps to make robotic automation accessible to small-batch manufacturers by empowering manufacturers to program and reprogram. The Design Tool is helpful because it makes it so that manufacturers do not have to rely on overly expensive engineering teams. It also makes it so that users do not have to know coding or hardware languages to program and create automatic cells.