Recent News

30Jun2016
TENANT: AbbVie | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Last week more than 5,500 AbbVie employees in over 50 countries participated in their company’s “Week of Possibilities.” AbbVie’s third annual global service event is meant to provide a positive impact on underrepresented communities through local grassroots projects. The AbbVie Innovation Center here at Research Park volunteered at the Champaign I.D.E.A. Store. The site Director, Masha Trenhaile, said of the project “AbbVie Innovation Center helped spruce up the I.D.E.A.

29Jun2016
TENANT: Agrible | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Chicago Inno, one of Chicago’s premier tech and business publications, lauded Agrible’s new tool, the Sustainable Sourcing Yield Program. The program is designed to help growers communicate their sustainability practices through the market chain to the consumer.

27Jun2016

CHAMPAIGN – Smile Politely, the online Champaign-Urbana life and culture magazine, recently published their BEST Tech 2016 article. The article highlights local people, places, and ideas that are making a splash in the tech scene.

22Jun2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN -- Zero Percent, an EnterpriseWorks graduate, won the 2016 Moxie Award as Best Social Impact Startup on June 16. Awards are presented to 14 of Chicago's most innovative digital tech companies, beginning at 7,000 nominees that were narrowed down to 70 finalists. The 14 winners were judged on their growth, innovation and ability to promote entrepreneurship and technology in Chicago. 

21Jun2016
TENANT: Quicket Solutions | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN -- Quicket Solutions, an EnterpriseWorks tenant, has created a new technology to improve ticket writing for police officers. Instead of writing tickets by hand, a process that may take an unideal amount of time, tickets can now be written and transmitted digitally. This development decreases the amount of time spent writing a ticket, thus decreasing the time an officer spends standing on the side of the road risking his/her life. 

21Jun2016
TENANT: PhotoniCare | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN -- PhotoniCare, an EnterpriseWorks tenant, was featured as a medical device company that needs to be known after winning the 2016 Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology CRAASH prize for Excellence in Innovation. 

PhotoniCare is the creator of the the ClearView imaging tool that uses an advanced light-based technology to see through the eardrum, thus allowing physicians to accurately diagnose ear infections.

Other medical device companies mentioned in the article to keep an eye out for include NERv, Redox, Blumio, and DreamUp Vision.

21Jun2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Lucas Frye, CEO of Amber Agriculture, was spotlighted by the News Gazette as a ‘high tech difference maker.’ Amber Agriculture, a company that helps farmers better manage their crops post-harvest, is the winner of the 2016 Cozad New Venture Challenge.

16Jun2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Tiesta Tea, a 2011 EnterpriseWorks graduate, was featured in Crain’s Chicago Business.

15Jun2016
TENANT: Serra Ventures | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Two Research Park affiliates were highlighted this week for their fundraising teamwork. TrackBill [formerly TrakBill], a 2013 EnterpriseWorks graduate, runs a nationwide state and federal legislative tracking platform. Serra Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm based at Research Park.

10Jun2016
TENANT: Intelliwheels | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Steven Wolfram, founder and CEO of Wolfram Research, toured the EnterpriseWorks building on June 10. Wolfram met with several startups that are tenants at EnterpriseWorks, including IntelliWheels (pictured above Paralympian Josh George).

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