Recent News

09Aug2016
TENANT: Intelinair | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Each week the News-Gazette’s Paul Wood features a local tech innovator in his column, Wired In. This week he sat down with Naira Hovakimyan, co-founder of IntelinAir.

08Aug2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Chicago Inno, a leading Chicago online business magazine, covered iVenture’s Chicago Demo Day, held on August 4, 2016 at Avant’s downtown office.

05Aug2016
TENANT: Intelliwheels | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Chicago Inno, one of the Midwest’s leading online tech and business magazines, recently did a profile on Josh George. The article highlights George’s life, athleticism, and his involvement with EnterpriseWorks startup Intelliwheels.

01Aug2016

CHAMPAIGN – Research Park’s most outstanding interns were honored on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Research Park Summer Picnic.  Almost 600 highly skilled students work for Research Park tenant companies, where they gain valuable work experience as well as make significant contributions to internal corporate research and development programs.  The interns nominated for this year’s intern awards represent a wide range of backgrounds, and are all students at the University of Illinois.

25Jul2016

CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois investors shared future goals and challenges of AgTech in ChicagoInno. Serra Ventures, a Research Park tenant, was featured as an AgTech investor.

25Jul2016

CHAMPAIGN – Paul Wood of the News Gazette highlighted Julian Sanchez of John Deere in the Wired In column this week. The Wired In column is meant to spotlight a local high tech leader – often a startup from Research Park.

19Jul2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – A recent survey conducted at the Research Park puts the employment total to 1,711. 594 of those employees are student interns, of which 57% are undergraduates and 43% are graduate students.

18Jul2016
TENANT: Rithmio | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Crain’s Chicago Business, one of Chicago’s leading business journals, recently announced their sixth iteration of their Tech 50 list. Their annual lists (and the full 230-person archive) are meant to highlight standouts in Chicago’s ever expanding tech scene. Adam Tilton is one of them.

15Jul2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – The Big Ten Network highlighted the work and progress made by Amber Ag, a participant in the I-Venture Accelerator Program. Amber Ag was the 2016 Cozad Grand Prize winner and brought home over $30,000 in award funds.

The Big Ten write-up focused on their product, how it came to be, and where the company is going next. Their product, a moisture sensor for grain silos, is intended to save farmers tens of thousands of dollars each season.

15Jul2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Fox News (WCCU) took some time this past week to sit down with students participating in the I-Venture Accelerator Program. The program, launched in the Summer of 2015, is designed to support teams of students through the process of starting their own company based on a product or idea they have had. The program provides stipends, funding, expert support, and working space. Space in Research Park is available for use for iVenture recipients.

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