Recent News


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. 


Jacob Meyer, University of Illinois alumnus and co-founder of ATSP Innovations, announced on June 18 that ATSP Innovations was selected for a Phase I SBIR by NASA. Their proposal “Extreme Environment Tribological Characterization of Advanced Bearing Materials” aims to advance the materials available in the field for high-performance, space exploration devices.


Mike Carlin, AbbVie’s global head of IT, explains that space matters for creativity in his June 6 LinkedIn article. At AbbVie’s locations, from Chicago to Tokyo, environments that support inventive thinking are inspired by technologists and open collaboration.

One of the highlighted areas is the AbbVie Innovation Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It employs 95 students and has welcomed over 300 visitors. Carlin highlights the space as a “home” for student workers during hackathons. Students make an impact within Research Park.


The News-Gazette interviewed Alfred Eisaian, co-founder and CEO of

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Research Park University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

CHAMPAIGN - The University of Illinois Board of Trustees today transferred oversight of the University of Illinois Research Park from the U. of I. System to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Reconstruct, a Research Park startup, has closed a $7.7 million series A round


St. Mary’s Road, which borders Research Park at its northern entrance, will receive a $1.7 million makeover starting in 2021. This will improve safety and connectivity to other areas.

ARI GE Additive Manufacturing System Ribbon Cutting April 25

The College of Engineering and representatives from GE Additive today marked the installation of a GE Metal Additive Manufacturing System (the Concept Laser Mlab 100R) at the Illinois Applied Research Institute.