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CHAMPAIGN— The News-Gazette's Paul Wood interviewed Sayan Mitra for his Wired In column this week. Sayan Mitra is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois. He and Mahesh Viswanathan are founders of the start-up company Rational CyPhy. Cyphy is developing tools to make transportation software safer, and they were recognized by the National Science Foundation in 2013.

CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN -- Veriflow Systems was selected as the Barclays "Innovation Challenge Winner," beating out over 100 competing companies. This event is held to assess the latest technologies that are likely to drastically impact the banking scene in the future. Veriflow, a Research Park startup planted in EnterpriseWorks, is the first networking company to use continuous network verification to eliminate network outages and vulnerabilities. 


Cast21 explains what the non-traditional cast is made of. They are also currently looking for investors to back the initial prototype and manufacturing stages, as they hope to launch patient trials by mid-2017.


CHAMPAIGN-- University of Illinois Research Park has a new partnership with AARP. See how the Tech Nest shows initiative to come up with new technology.


TENANT: Granular | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN— The News-Gazette's Paul Wood interviewed Landon Frye, the market manager of Granular, for his Wired In column. Granular is a software and analytics platform that helps farmers operate more efficiently and make better business decisions about efficiency, yields and profits while managing their environmental footprint. Granular is joining forces with other agriculture brands like John Deere to grow their company.


The University of Illinois community, including campus leadership, faculty, staff and students, officially welcomed AARP's Tech Nest to Research Park on October 13. The welcome announcement was featured in Business Wire. News Coverage: Crain's Chicago Business


CHAMPAIGN— The News-Gazettes Paul Wood sat down with Mani Golparvar, the CEO and co-founder of Reconstruct Inc for his Wired In column. Golparvar uses various visual methods such as drone cameras, to monitor progress and predict problems at the McCormick Place Project in Chicago. He is striving to provide teams with "access to actionable data analytics they can use to tap off delays before they happen at their site." His goal is to revise the plan before issues occur.

CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN -- Adam Hecktman, Microsoft's Director of Technology & Civic Innovation for Chicago, visited Research Park last week. After a guided tour with the director Laura Frerichs, Hecktman was very impressed with the space and innovation filling it.