Recent News


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. 

TENANT: Petronics

Dario Aranguiz, Petronics Intern and winner of the Best Technological Innovation Award at the 2017 Research Park Intern Awards, sits down with The News-Gazette to talk about the future of robotics and what Petronics has in store.


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Ethan Wisniewski is the latest Research Park affiliate who has been featured on Wired In, which features a different high-tech difference maker in the community every week. 

Ethan works as a Medical Device Design Engineer for Cast 21, a startup at EnterpriseWorks that is working on a exoskeleton pad that reduces the amount of heat a patient will feel during sleeve placement. While similar to a cast, this exoskeleton will be more comfortable and will allow the skin under the pad to breathe easier and be washed easier. 


Illinois Farmer Today highlights an array of EnterpriseWorks startups that are creating innovative solutions in agriculture. 


CHAMPAIGN – Research Park’s most influential and valuable interns were honored on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Research Park Summer Intern Picnic.  Almost 600 highly skilled students work for Research Park tenant companies, where they gain valuable work experience and make significant contributions to internal corporate research and development programs. They also are able to work on valuable projects and build their professional networks and personal skillsets with by being exposed to scenarios that cannot be learned in the classroom.


We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Research Park Intern Awards. We will officially name the winners on Thursday, July 27, during the annual intern picnic (4:30 -6:30 pm). There will be food, fun (a FIRE DANCER!), and of course, awards. Find more information on the event, click HERE.

The finalists are (in Alpha order):

Isak Massman

Isak Massman, co-founder of Therapalz, was spotlighted in the News-Gazette's Wired-In Series for high-tech difference makers in the Champaign-Urbana community. 

Therapalz is a startup that is working out of the iVenture Accelerator that is located in EnterpriseWorks at Research Park. iVenture provides the start-up with work space, mentors and workshops.


Inprentus, a recent EnterpriseWorks graduate, has been selected to supply their custom diffraction gratings to Soochow University in Hefei, Anhui Province. China. The gratings will be used at China's National Synchrotron Radiation Labratory.