Research Park was recognized in Site Selection Magazine’s 2020 Illinois Investment Guide as a leading force in the field of agriculture technology.
Over the past 5 years, the agriculture sector at Research Park has grown at a rapid rate, quickly becoming the fastest-growing sector and accounting for nearly one-third of Research Park’s companies.
The current focus of the agriculture sector at Research Park is the marriage of agriculture to digital technologies, allowing companies to be at the forefront of software-driven, precision agriculture; a movement that Research Park has long been the driving force behind.
It is for these reasons that “the world’s most powerful agribusinesses are planting stakes at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign … arriving in pursuit of that next big advance in how to grow things” wrote reporter Gary Daughters of Site Selection Magazine.
According to Gary Daughters, Research Park’s success in the agricultural technology industry is accredited by its unique location at the cross-section of urban and rural Illinois, its reputable student intern program, and the unwavering commitment to the advancement of companies and startups within Research Park.
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To learn more about how technology solutions are addressing some of the most significant challenges facing agriculture today, please join Research Park at our annual AgTech Innovation Summit.
For more information on the AgTech Innovation Summit, visit https://researchpark.illinois.edu/events/agtechsummit/.