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TENANT: Granular

Jacob Kreider, engineering director at Granular, is the latest Research Park affiliate featured on The News-Gazette's Wired In, which highlights different high-tech difference makers in the community each week. 

Granular is an agriculture software company that helps farmers manage large farms with pinpointed date for more accurate business decisions. The company is based in San Francisco but has it's regional headquarters at the Research Park in Champaign. It was recently acquired by DuPont, a science and engineering company with a focus in agriculture and nutrition. 

TENANT: Agrible
Agrible Raises Series B Funds

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CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

PitchBook is a company that shares years of data and research about private capital markets.  The company looks at the research of over 200 professionals to deliver an analysis of current trends.  Some of the areas this study looks at are the top universities producing venture backed entrepreneurs, top companies by capital raised, and top undergraduate universities for female founders.

CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

WCIA 3 News interviewed Becky Fuller and Nina Kshetry, two entreprenurs whose startups have made it through the first round of funding for the AWARE POC grant. 


Jesse Cornman, Senior Robotics Engineeer at EnterpriseWorks startup PSYONIC, sits down with The News-Gazette to talk about the production of their prosthetic limbs. PSYONIC came to EnterpriseWorks as part of the iVenture Accelerator Team in 2015, and has also won prizes at the Cozad New Venture Competition and the 2016 Illinois Innovation Prize.


Soil Diagnostics, and EnterpriseWorks agriculture startup company has dropped its sampling costs to just 40 cents per sample, while it used to be $40 per sample. 

Founded in 2014 by Kaustubh Bhalerao, an associate professor in agriculture and bio engineering at the University, Soil Diagnostics provides diagnostics and mineral-monitoring services for agriculture soil. 


Chicago is attempting to reclaim itself as a "smart city" but to do that, they must first map the vast underground network of pipes, that has been poorly documented in the past. Do to how poorly documented these pipe systems are, construction crews never know when they are going to hit a pipe that they had no knowledge of being there. 

TENANT: Agrible

Paul Miller, Co-founder and Chief Science Officer for Agrible, a University of Research Park based company, was selected as a finalist for the 2017 Illinois Technology Association's CityLIGHTS, Technologist of the Year Award. 

The Technologist of the Year Award is presented to a talented individual who has sparked true innovation by using existing technology for a new purpose or developing a new technology that serves a unique purpose or service. 


August 13, 2017: Derek Hoiem is the most recent EnterpriseWorks affiliate to be featured on the News-Gazette's Wired In section, which features a different high-tech difference maker in the Champaign-Urbana community every week. 

Derek Hoiem, University of Illinois computer-science professor, is the co-founder and CTO of Reconstruct, Inc. Reconstruct's mission is to improve efficiency and reduce risk in constructin using new computer techniques. 

TENANT: Granular

August 9, 2017: DuPont, a world-renowned science and engineering company that focuses on agriculture and nutrition, advanced materials, and bio-based industrials, has aquired Granular, a San Francisco agriculture software company that has its regional headquarters at the University of Illinois Research Park.