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TENANT: Syngenta

Jim Mellon from Syngenta and Liudmila Mainzer from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois, describe how their partnership is paving the way for Syngenta to solve some of the leading challenges for agriculture, such as how to feed a growing population when land for farming is limited. 

NCSA provides Syngenta with high-reporting computing resources to help scientists tackle these issues. 

CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
Laura Frerichs, Amy LaViers, Eric Minnick, Bruce Rauner

EnterpriseWorks startup AE Machines received the Product Design of the Year Award at the inaugural Fourth Revolution Awards this week. The event, held in Chicago and organized by mHUB, IMEC and UI LABS, recognized regional manufacturing for its leadership and innovation.


Autonomic Materials has raised $3 million during it's third round funding. Autonomic Materials, began as a startup company at EnterpriseWorks in 2007 after being incporated by Professor Dr. Scott White from the University of Illinois in 2005. It graduated in 2012 and moved into a former Syngenta facility  southwest of Champaign. The company specializes in micro-encapsulated self-healing agents for paints and adhesives. 


Champaign-Urbana has been named among 25 communities that will be awarded for developing an immigration integration strategy. Efforts will be led by the University YMCA, which has partnered with Research Park, the Champaign County Economic Development Corp., and the cities of Champaign and Urbana to collaborate on the planning process.


Anheuser-Busch InBev utilizes Agrible's Morning Farm Report in order to enhance AB InBev's existing SmartBarley Platform, which aims to leverage data, technology and insights. Agrible, an EnterpriseWorks graduate, has been working with AB InBev since 2016. Since then, their relationship has developed beyond the United States into a major international expansion across multiple countries, such as with South Africa, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina.


September 29, 2017: Indigo Agriculture, an ag-tech startup that began in Massachusetts, is opening an office in Research Park to add to the growing number of ag-tech companies in the park. 

CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

Every year Rueters ranks the world's most innovative universities. The 2017 ranking was just released, and the University of Illinois was ranked #25 out of all the universities in the world for innovativeness. 

TENANT: Intelinair | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
Naira Hovakimyan

IntelinAir's founder Naira Hovakimyan was recognized for her success and innovation in a special section of MechSE Illinois, called "Robotics in MechSE."  In 2016, IntelinAir won the AgFunder Innovation Award and was also listed as one of five agriculture technology companies for the "Most Innovative U.S. Pre-Series A Startups." 


EnterpriseWorks hosted this years PYGHACK as a part of the Pygmalion Festival.  The goal of the PYGHACK is to bring University of Illinois students and community together in creating technology to strengthen the Champaign-Urbana community.  With over $9,000 in prizes given and over 70 participants from the University of Illinois and the Champaign-Urbana community, the 2017 PYGHACK participants created some amazing products.


Matt Caesar is the latest EnterpriseWorks and Research Park affiliate featured on as this week's Wired-In high-tech difference maker. Caesar is the co-founder and chief science officer of Veriflow as well as a professor at the University of Illinois in the Department of Computer Science.