Recent News

17Nov2016

CHAMPAIGN -- Aptimmune Biologics was selected by The Yield Lab, a St. Louis-based agriculture technology business accelerator and investor, to participate in a nine-month program designed to support emerging ag tech companies. Aptimmune Biologics was chosen from among 120 applicants to participate in the program for 2016 and represents The Yield Labs first animal health investment.

14Nov2016
26Oct2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN -- Veriflow Systems was selected as the Barclays "Innovation Challenge Winner," beating out over 100 competing companies. This event is held to assess the latest technologies that are likely to drastically impact the banking scene in the future. Veriflow, a Research Park startup planted in EnterpriseWorks, is the first networking company to use continuous network verification to eliminate network outages and vulnerabilities. 

17Oct2016
TENANT: Granular | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN— The News-Gazette's Paul Wood interviewed Landon Frye, the market manager of Granular, for his Wired In column. Granular is a software and analytics platform that helps farmers operate more efficiently and make better business decisions about efficiency, yields and profits while managing their environmental footprint. Granular is joining forces with other agriculture brands like John Deere to grow their company.

03Oct2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN -- Adam Hecktman, Microsoft's Director of Technology & Civic Innovation for Chicago, visited Research Park last week. After a guided tour with the director Laura Frerichs, Hecktman was very impressed with the space and innovation filling it.

03Oct2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN -- Veriflow Systems, an EnterpriseWorks tenant, was announced as a finalist for the 15th annual Chicago Innovation Awards. The Chicago Innovation Awards is the largest annual celebration of innovation in the Midwest. Chicago’s business and civic leaders come together to honor the Chicago region by recognizing the most innovative new products and services introduced in the region. There were 100 companies selected as finalists out of the 643 applicants.

26Sep2016
TENANT: Petronics | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN -- The News-Gazette’s Paul Wood highlights local tech innovators in his column, “Wired In.” This week, he interviewed Dave Cohen, the Co-Founder of Petronics.

22Sep2016
TENANT: PhotoniCare | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN -- PhotoniCare, an EnterpriseWorks startups that aims to revolutionize healthcare by providing physicians with better diagnostic tools, has been accepted into the Dreamit Accelerator program. This program is for edtech and digital health startups with a product ready to deploy and some early traction. Out of hundreds of applicants, PhotoniCare was one of 17 accepted.

06Sep2016
TENANT: Serra Ventures | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

Reconstruct, a computer vision based analytics company for the construction industry based in the EnterpriseWorks incubator, has received $850,000 of seed round funding. The raise was led by Serra Ventures, which is also based in the University of Illinois Research Park, with Illinois Ventures joining as part of the syndicate. 

23Aug2016
TENANT: IllinoisRocstar LLC | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – The News-Gazette’s Paul Wood highlights local tech innovators in his column, “Wired In.” Recently he sat down with William Dick, the president of Illinois RocStar, an EnterpriseWorks graduate that has offices in the University of Illinois Research Park. 

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