Recent News

19Jan2017
TENANT: Agrible, Granular

Agrible and Granular were recently recognized on THRIVE 50, an annual list created by SVG Partners that ranks the best AgTech companies in the United States.

Agrible is a homegrown organization that first started at the EnterpriseWorks incubator. They focus on providing farmers with the tools and science to improve production with cloud-based delivery systems. The company has since moved to a different building, but are still located at Research Park. Agrible received praise in the "Big Data and Analytics" category of the THRIVE 50 list.

17Jan2017

CHAMPAIGN, IL -- The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation has announced the finalists for the 2017 Innovation Celebration.

12Jan2017
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
Cast 21 presents at EnterpriseWorks

Cast 21, an EnterpriseWorks startup that makes waterproof, breathable casts, has closed a funding round of $800,000. 

09Jan2017

The Carle Sports Medicine and Orthopedics facility officially opens in Research Park this month, but the public is invited to a community open house on Thursday, Jan. 12.

On January 12, the new building will be open to the public from 6—8 p.m. Guided tours will be available as well as refreshments and meet-and-greet with Carle providers.

The 52,000 square foot facility is the 15th building in the University of Illinois Research Park. It sits at the corner of Windsor and First Street in Champaign. 

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09Jan2017
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
amber agriculture CES Startup winner

Amber Agriculture, a University of Illinois student startup with ties to EnterpriseWorks, has been named the top startup of the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show (CES).

Amber Agriculture's agtech product helps farmers manage their stored product, and is part of the connected farm movement. 

19Dec2016
Ocient logo

ChicagoInno put together a list of the Top 17 Chicago Startups to watch in 2017 based on the companies' growth in 2016 and potential for 2017. Ocient, an EnterpriseWorks affiliate member, was featured as number 3 on the list. Ocient develops supercomputer scale data platforms for high velocity analytics and machine learning on the world’s largest data sets.

19Dec2016

ChicagoInno listed the Top 10 Illinois Student Startups to Make Moves in 2017, including four iVenture Accelerator student startups:

Tweetsense, founded by UIUC sophomores William Widjaja and Cody Pawlowski, mines social media and other internet comments to understand public opinion.

19Dec2016

ChicagoInno mentioned the top Illinois researchers from this past year that revolutionize the way that we view and interact with the world, including two researchers from the University of Illinois who have ties to EnterpriseWorks.

Ruby Mendenhall is a sociology professor at the University of Illinois that has used topic modeling and data visualization to start to identify clues that could indicate the contributions of black women previously not recorded in history. Mendenhall was a participant this fall in the NSF I-Corps program, hosted here at EnterpriseWorks. 

13Dec2016

CHAMPAIGN -- Scotts Miracle-Gro has announced that they have acquired PlantLink, a former student startup and EnterpriseWorks graduate.

13Dec2016

CHAMPAIGN— The News-Gazette interviewed Paul Braun for the Wired In column this week. Paul Braun is the Ivan Racheff Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, the Director of the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, and part of a team working at Dow AgroSciences. Dow AgroSciences is electrochemically etching silicon micro-structures, a technology that has possibilities in everything from communications to cancer research.

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