Read the full interview on the News-Gazette.
Lena Head, site director at the AGCO Innovation Center, is the latest Research Park affiliate to be featured on Wired In for making a difference in the tech community of Champaign-Urbana.
AGCO recently opened a satellite office to team with the University for high-tech agriculture research.
Lena Head comes from the area, staying close to her family’s farm and earning her bachelors and MBA from the University of Illinois.
When asked about AGCO and her role, Lena said “At the Acceleration Center, we are developing new technologies to increase our capabilitites as an agriculture equipment manufacturer, but always exploring new ways to incorporate technology into our products to help growers be more efficient in their farming operations. My role as site director is to identify key buisness needs to bring to the Acceleration Center to solve, guide and manage students who are helping to solve these needs and stay engaged in the University and start up community on innovations and research pipelines.