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Lena Head

Read the full interview on the News-Gazette.

Lena Head, site director at the AGCO Innovation Center, is the latest Research Park affiliate to be featured on Wired In for making a difference in the tech community of Champaign-Urbana. 

Innovation at Research Park

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Mammoth Trading

EnterpriseWorks and I-Start Accelerator graduate Mammoth Trading sits down with Venture Well to discuss the significance of the NSF I-Corps program. CEO Richael Young reflects on the company’s time in the I-Corps program while working at Research Park, emphasizing that I-Corps has taught the team that, “we had to spend more time thinking about customer pain points, legal frameworks, and regulations much more than algorithms and web interfaces.”


The News-Gazette sits down with Manfredo Suefferheld, the founder of EnterpriseWorks and I-Start Accelerator startup FrostDefense Envirotech, to discuss how the company plans to solve reduction issues in grape and stone fruit production.

FrostDefense Envirotech joined EnterpriseWorks through the I-Start Accelerator Program, and has also received dunding from the NSF through the I-Corps program.

Manfredo’s advice for someone who’s starting out? “Assemble a solid team that is open minded with members who have a compatible vision.”


St. Mary's Viaduct

Recently, Champaign's Planning and Public Works Department met with UI officials and decided to conduct a study and search for funding after there was a consensus on safety concerns at the viaduct.


Indu Rupassara of EnterpriseWorks startup FruitVaccine sits down with the News-Gazette to talk about the company's plant-based vaccine for hRSV. FruitVaccine is developing an orally-administered, fruit-based vaccine against hRSV, which can be eaten, as well as oral-drop vaccines for infants. The startup reeived the I-Start Award, as well as an award through the Small Business Development Center for the city of Champaign. Indu's advice for those starting out?

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EarthSense Edwin Moore Family Agriculture Innovation Prize

EarthSense Recieves 2018 Edwin Moore Family Agriculture Innovation Prize Prize honors University of Illinois entrepreneurs pioneering new agricultural technologies Champaign, IL — EarthSense, a company that deve


Experts at the intersection of agriculture and technology will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 28 during the third annual Agriculture Technology Innovation Summit hosted by the University of Illinois Research Park. 

Nina Kshetry

Watch Nina Kshetry talk about her company at the News Gazette. This week's difference maker in the world of technology in Champaign-Urbana has ties to the Research Park. Nina Kshetry is the founder and president of Ensaras, Inc., which is a part of the AWARE program. 

Research Park Arial View

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If counted as a company, the Research Park is now the third largest employer in the county, falling just behind Carle Hospital and the University of Illinois, The News-Gazette reported in its Sunday edition. 

Employment at the park is up 17 percent since 2016, with more than 2,000 employees at the numerous companies the park is home to.