The Research Park and EnterpriseWorks will be well represented at t Innovation Celebration 2016, Champaign County’s annual event recognizing leadership, risk-taking and outstanding contributions to our community. More than half a dozen companies/individuals were today named as finalists in the annual award event presented by the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation.
The winner of each award category will be announced on Friday, January 22, 2016 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. To RSVP and learn more about the event, visit www.innovationcelebration.com. Congrats to all finalists.
Award Finalists (Research Park/EnterpriseWorks tenants in Blue)
Entrepreneurial Excellence: Social Venture Award
Pens to Lens
Entrepreneurial Excellence: Student Startup Award
Entrepreneurial Excellence: New Venture Award
Entrepreneurial Excellence: Advocacy Award
Innovation: Economic Development Impact Award
Carle Illinois College of Medicine
State Farm Research & Development Center
The Pygmalion Festival
Entrepreneurial Excellence: Management Award
Innovation: Longevity Award
R Systems NA, Inc.
2016 Innovation Transfer Award Recipient – University of Illinois
Dr. Paul Hergenrother
Innovation in Engagement Award – Parkland College
Award recipient will be announced at the event.
Research Park is proud to be a sponsor of this event, now in its 11th year. Other sponsors include the University of Illinois’ Technology Entrepreneur Center, Office of Corporate Relations, and Office of Technology Management, along with Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Parkland College, Singleton Law Firm, Serra Ventures, Pavlov Media, BRG Sports, City of Champaign, Village of Rantoul, Martin Hood Friese & Associates, EpiWorks, Illinois Applied Research Institute, Fox Development Corporation, Ramshaw Real Estate, Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC, U of I Employees Credit Union, Surface 51, M2 on Neil, and McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff.