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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. 


September 20, 2017: Anheuser-Busch InBev Lab and Agrible, Inc., both located in the Research Park, are partnering up. The goal of the partnership is to improve barley production while simultaneously minimizing environmental impact. This partnership will make it easier for farmers around the world to access better data and predictive analytics on crop management and climate effects. 

CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

AE Machines, an EnterpriseWorks startup company, is a finalist in the Fourth Revolution Awards under the category "Product Design of the Year."

The product that was nominated, the AE Machine's Design Tool, helps to make robotic automation accessible to small-batch manufacturers by empowering manufacturers to program and reprogram. The Design Tool is helpful because it makes it so that manufacturers do not have to rely on overly expensive engineering teams. It also makes it so that users do not have to know coding or hardware languages to program and create automatic cells. 


Deming Chen, co-founder of EnterpriseWorks startup Inspirit IoT, sat down with The News-Gazette to talk about how his technology is solving safety and security problems on campus.

TENANT: Granular

Jacob Kreider, engineering director at Granular, is the latest Research Park affiliate featured on The News-Gazette's Wired In, which highlights different high-tech difference makers in the community each week. 

Granular is an agriculture software company that helps farmers manage large farms with pinpointed date for more accurate business decisions. The company is based in San Francisco but has it's regional headquarters at the Research Park in Champaign. It was recently acquired by DuPont, a science and engineering company with a focus in agriculture and nutrition. 

TENANT: Agrible
Agrible Raises Series B Funds

Find updates to the story here.

CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

PitchBook is a company that shares years of data and research about private capital markets.  The company looks at the research of over 200 professionals to deliver an analysis of current trends.  Some of the areas this study looks at are the top universities producing venture backed entrepreneurs, top companies by capital raised, and top undergraduate universities for female founders.

CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

WCIA 3 News interviewed Becky Fuller and Nina Kshetry, two entreprenurs whose startups have made it through the first round of funding for the AWARE POC grant. 


Jesse Cornman, Senior Robotics Engineeer at EnterpriseWorks startup PSYONIC, sits down with The News-Gazette to talk about the production of their prosthetic limbs. PSYONIC came to EnterpriseWorks as part of the iVenture Accelerator Team in 2015, and has also won prizes at the Cozad New Venture Competition and the 2016 Illinois Innovation Prize.