Recent News


EnterpriseWorks graduate Personify was named in the top 10 of Crain's Chicago's Most Innovative Companies


On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, the Caterpillar Inc. facility was rededicated at Research Park. Caterpillar is the most tenured corporate partner in the Research Park and is a longstanding strategic partner of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in research, student engagement, and philanthropy.


The University strongly encourages entrepreneurship by undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. The Daily Illini recently recognized the University of Illinois for its many resources offered to aid in entrepreneurship.


Reuters has named The University of Illinois system as the 28th in its Reuters Top 100: The World's Most Innovative Universities listing, which called out the University of Illinois Research Park as part of its innovative footprint. "Urbana-Champaign's award-winning Research Park has attracted more than 100 leading companies to partner on technology-based business development, and it is also home to EnterpriseWorks, a 43,000-square-foot tech incubator that turns faculty research into startup companies."


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PygHack EnterpriseWorks Champaign 2018

On September 29-30, University of Illinois Research Park's EnterpriseWorks hosted the second annual PygHack. This 24-hour hackathon brought together campus and community to build and innovate for the greater good of Champaign-Urbana. 


Illinois Public Media made a very special trip to the Research Park on Tuesday, September 25 to broadcast their radio show, The 21st, live from the Ent


The Research Park master plan has been significantly updated to reflect forward-thinking priorities such as infill development, tenant-driven amenities, walkability, and connectivity to the community and other parts of campus. Thank you to our colleagues at Ratio for their expertise and thank you to the many University and community stakeholders who participated in this process. Coverage of the updates from The News-Gazette is available here.


The Economist recently featured Research Park company, PSYONIC for their work transforming lives and fostering innovation. Recent breakthroughs in 3D printing have lowered barriers and have enabled the creation of simple and functional prosthetics like the ones PSYONIC creates.


The University of Illinois Research Park is highlighted in this month’s issue of Illinois Business Leader as one of the biggest hubs in Illinois for innovation and technological advancement. The article discusses the roles of the University of Illinois Research Park and Champaign-Urbana in the growing influence of the Midwest has in the areas of STEM.