Recent News

02Feb2017
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 1, 2017Contact:Laura Weisskopf Bleill, lwbleill@illinois.edu; 217-244-7744

EnterpriseWorks Awarded University Center Grant For Downstate Illinois Entrepreneurial DevelopmentWill Provide Direct Technical and Business Assistance For Entrepreneurs South of I-80

31Jan2017

Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, made a visit to the University of Illinois on Monday, January 30, with about 20 other Chicago tech company executives.

31Jan2017
TENANT: SIMnext

SIMnext®, LLC will begin distributing von Hagens Plastination specimens, a product that is intended to reduce the use of human cadavers in anatomy education.

19Jan2017
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

The News-Gazette interviewed Ran Chao for the Wired-In column this week. Chao is the 29-year-old founder of LifeFoundry Inc., an organization that completes research for biotech companies through the use of synthetic biology and robotics, which is now a tenant in EnterpriseWorks. He created the company during his time as a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois. Chao and his collegues produced the first prototype for automative advanced biomanufacturing, and companies around the world are taking notice.

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.

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