Research Park Companies Well-Represented Among Innovation Celebration Award Finalists

Categories : EnterpriseWorks, Recognition & Awards
Posted on: December 7, 2015

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 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

Blink Technologies



Entrepreneurial Excellence: New Venture Award


Quicket Solutions


Entrepreneurial Excellence: Advocacy Award

iVenture Accelerator

Stephanie Larson

Paul Magelli

Innovation: Economic Development Impact Award

Carle Illinois College of Medicine

State Farm Research & Development Center

The Pygmalion Festival

Entrepreneurial Excellence: Management Award

John Busbee

Mike Folk

John-Paul Buzard

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.