Recent News

PSYONIC Placed Third in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest

PSYONIC, a startup located in the Research Park's startup incubator, achieved third place out of 190 companies at the Second China (Jinan) New Growth Drivers International High-Level Talents Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest. Aadeel Akhtar, PSYONIC CEO and Founder, started the company in order to develop advanced prostheses that are affordable to everyone despite world location.

Interns Recognized at 2019 Summer Picnic and Intern Awards

Interns from around Research Park gathered on Thursday, July 25, 2019, for the Summer Picnic and Intern Awards. The Research Park community celebrated with food, games, and awards for the most outstanding interns of the year. Throughout the academic year and summer, interns gained valuable work experience while working on projects that positively impacted their respective companies. Of the 800+ interns working within the Research Park, less than 30 became finalists for the awards, and only 5 individuals and 1 group were awarded the winning prizes.

Interview with SimBioSys Inc.'s CEO Featured on The News Gazette

Tushar Pandey, Chief Executive Officer at SimBioSys Inc., spoke with The News-Gazette on July 21, 2019, about what he does for the company and what the company is accomplishing.

2019 Intern Awards Finalists Announced

We are excited to announce the finalists for the 2019 Research Park Intern Awards. The winners will be named on Thursday, July 25, during our annual Summer Picnic and Intern Awards between 4-5:30PM and, consequently, will be listed here.

Missed the awards ceremony? Watch the video.

Best Entrepreneurial Leadership in a Startup


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Interview with Troy Kollman, Brunswick's i-Jet Lab Director

Revolution Medicines Photo

Revolution Medicines has secured $100 million in Series C financing that will be used to support the development of the company's pipeline of drugs that target the RAS pathway, according to BioSpace on July 9, 2019. The company has been developing RMC-4630, a potent, orally bioavailable small molecule that selectively inhibits the activity of SHP2.


The University of Illinois Research Park’s AGCO Acceleration Center shares the benefits of exploring augmented reality (AR) technology and data visualization in their recent article on June 25, 2019.


Airscout is in attempt to provide farmers alerts on their field's conditions by monitoring crop health from the sky. The company's Chief Operating Officer, Bob Coverdill, sat down with ciLiving Storyteller, Erin Valle on WCIA network to talk about the imagery and thermal maps captured by Airscout pilots. 

Coverdill states that to account for the farmers' diminished ability to walk through their own big fields, Airscout's aerial imagery enables farmers to take a virtual walk. 


Crunchbase published a list of the 50 Hot Tech Companies Globally in 2019, featuring Reconstruct, a Research Park startup. The companies were filtered based on Crunchbase data. Each of the companies listed, has raised between $10 and $30 million in the last six months and has not exited via IPO or acquisition.