Facts and Figures

Research Park Employment

As one of the largest employers in Champaign County, thousands of students and employees advance their career here.

  • 200 Annual Events

  • 500+ hours spent in meetings with Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and Experts-in-Residence

Workshops, Training, and Events in the Research Park

From monthly social and professional development events to our yearly AgTech Summit and additional educational opportunities, the diversity of events never fails. There is an event for everyone at Research Park, so check out the Research Park calendar to stay up to date on upcoming events.

Startup Activity

The EnterpriseWorks incubator is a place of innovation and creativity, offering entrepreneurs a plethora of resources to spur on their businesses.

UIUC Affiliation of EnterpriseWorks Tenants
Faculty (60%)
Students & Alumni (20%)
Staff (9%)
Other (11%)

Composition of EnterpriseWorks Incubator Tenants

The tenants at the incubator consist of mainly University of Illinois faculty (60%), but also UIUC students, staff, alumni, and community members from a wide range of fields.

Funding Raised by EnterpriseWorks Companies

The University of Illinois is a top-ranked place for entrepreneurs to obtain large amounts of venture funding: startup companies in the Research Park have raised millions of dollars in venture capital funding.

  • Startups in Research Park have raised $1.4 billion in venture capital funding.

  • Research Park companies have been awarded $220 million in SBIR/STTR funding.

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Location of Graduated Startup Companies

Many EnterpriseWorks tenants successfully expand their companies inside Illinois upon graduating from the incubator. Check out the Research Park news page to see what companies are being recognized by news outlets and top-notch tech companies.