Recent News

TENANT: Oath (Yahoo!)

Thanks to the efforts of the Yahoo site in the Research Park, three nonprofit organizations and a local school are sharing in $170,000 in grants from the Yahoo Employee Foundation, a philanthropic organization funded by donations from Yahoo employees and interest from investments.- The Eastern Illinois Foodbank, the primary source for food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and other programs that get food to hungry people in 17 counties, is receiving $75,000;


CHAMPAIGN— The News-Gazette's Paul Wood interviewed Sanjay Patel for his Wired In column this week. Sanjay Patel is the CEO and co-founder of Personify and an electrical and computer engineering professor at the University of Illinois. Personify creates technology and products for video communication, and virtual and augmented reality. The company spent two years in the EnterpriseWorks incubator and is now located in Urbana.


CHAMPAIGN -- Aptimmune Biologics was selected by The Yield Lab, a St. Louis-based agriculture technology business accelerator and investor, to participate in a nine-month program designed to support emerging ag tech companies. Aptimmune Biologics was chosen from among 120 applicants to participate in the program for 2016 and represents The Yield Labs first animal health investment.


CHAMPAIGN -- A crowd of 400 plus people attended the University of Illinois Research Park's fourth annual Big Data Summit at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. Numerous moderators and panels shared their thoughts on the endless uses of technology and open data. 

Read more about the speakers and what they have to say about their data visualizations in the News Gazette. 




CHAMPAIGN— The News-Gazette's Paul Wood interviewed Sayan Mitra for his Wired In column this week. Sayan Mitra is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois. He and Mahesh Viswanathan are founders of the start-up company Rational CyPhy. Cyphy is developing tools to make transportation software safer, and they were recognized by the National Science Foundation in 2013.

CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN -- Veriflow Systems was selected as the Barclays "Innovation Challenge Winner," beating out over 100 competing companies. This event is held to assess the latest technologies that are likely to drastically impact the banking scene in the future. Veriflow, a Research Park startup planted in EnterpriseWorks, is the first networking company to use continuous network verification to eliminate network outages and vulnerabilities. 


Cast21 explains what the non-traditional cast is made of. They are also currently looking for investors to back the initial prototype and manufacturing stages, as they hope to launch patient trials by mid-2017.


CHAMPAIGN-- University of Illinois Research Park has a new partnership with AARP. See how the Tech Nest shows initiative to come up with new technology.