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Central Illinois Business radio show is hosted by Alex Ruggieri, it is a weekly radio show featuring interviews with local entrepreneurs on 1400 AM on WDWS.Otto Folkerts - Chr


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Innovate Illinois is statewide entrepreneurial competition where high-growth businesses have the opportunity to be named the most innovative company in the state by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). Four companies will win cash prizes; the two winners each receive $30,000 prizes, and the two runners-up each receive $10,000 prizes. Cazoodle, a deep web search company, located in the Research Park was selected to go to Finals.


Innovate @ Illinois showcases examples of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Illinois that are taking research and innovation to the next step - turning them into businesses that can commercialize that technology.


NASA announced on 10/18/10 that they selected 215 proposals for Phase II contract awards in the SBIR program. The selected projects have a total value of approximately $129 million. Cbana was awarded for their proposal to design a new micro-gas chromatograph (microGC) system to separate and detect contaminants in spacecraft using cabin air as the carrier gas, and to integrate the entire system to maximize the detection of the contaminants with high-sensitivity and accuracy.


A team of student entrepreneurs started Root57 a new “tech-crunch” style online publication that highlights what’s happening in the C-U technology community. They have stories on entrepreneurs and innovations. Check out stories this month on Research Park companies including Yahoo Hack Day, MergeFM, PrintEco, Illini Prosthetics, EnterpriseWorks and more. 


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Students searching for an internship in technology now have a new option.Infobright, a Toronto-based technology company, opened a satellite office at the University’s Research


CHAMPAIGN – Two area companies and several local school districts and cities will share in nearly $6 million in energy grants to East Central Illinois, courtesy of federal stimulus money.


Toronto, ON – September 29, 2010 – Infobright, whose high performance database is the preferred choice for analytic applications and data marts, today announced that they have opened a new satellite office in the Enterprise Works facility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Research Park.