Eleuthra Photonics

Eleuthra Photonics specializes in developing and producing rapid image-based diagnostic tools for analyzing tissue and cell samples, with a primary focus on cancer and other disease diagnoses.



DigiFarmz is a digital platform made up of algorithms and a database of two decades of research, which, combined with climate and satellite information, consider the reality of each farm and field, presenting personalized smart recommendations on plant health and nutrition, reducing errors in the management of agricultural crops, generating greater food production and less environmental impact; as well as assisting in the risk management of agricultural credit and insurance operations.


Amplified HR

Amplified HR

Amplified HR was founded in 2015 when the HR Director for a national franchise chain was desperate to give franchisees access to Human Resources in order to save them from the headaches and financial burden of legal claims.

From out-of-the-box onboarding, workflows, performance management, and compensation management to training, Amplified HR gives your team everything needed to operate efficiently – and get real human support.


New Rotation Energy

New Rotation Energy focuses on new growth strategies for crops that maximize the potential of each acre and plant.​

zite ai

Zite AI

zite ai uses artificial intelligence to aid small businesses in site selection to ensure they open their business in a location that increases their likelihood of success. zite ai was founded in 2022 to revolutionize location consulting. They aim to help small business owners choose the right location at an affordable price.


Boston Bioprocess

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Boston Bioprocess offers full-suite fermentation and downstream processing services at benchtop and pilot-scale. We provide our clients with the equipment and expertise they need to improve yield, decrease costs, and access product for commercial testing.


Boston Bioprocess at Research Park

  • Innovations at Research Park podcast featuring an interview with CEO Michael Tai discussing bioprocessing techniques for agricultural and non-food products on iTunes Podcasts and Spotify



Mobius Scientific

Mobius Scientific

Mobius Scientific is a platform biotechnology company focused on nanodisc delivered therapies. Their technology disrupts current treatment methods for various diseases including vascular, inflammatory, oncologic, infectious, and metabolic diseases.


Archi’s Academy

Archi's Academy

Archi’s Academy specializes in making people employable through first-class software development training, hands-on teaching, and real-world exposure. The platform uses blockchain and AI technologies to provide affordable and accessible live training with industry experts.



SorpTec, Inc. is focused on integrating metal organic frameworks into water treatment processes in order to greatly reduce the associated energy and material costs. Their technology will be crucial to providing clean water to the world in a highly cost effective and eco-friendly way.



Matrics offers advanced machining services, 3D printing, and engineering consulting. They’re areas of expertise include engineering design, technical and artistic manufacturing, hardware development, quality assurance, and digital art.


Iridescent Sensors

Iridescent Sensors has developed a handheld analyzer for colorimetric sensor arrays that have a wide range of demonstrated applications in a diverse set of markets. Colorimetric sensor arrays are a powerful and general method for the identification and classification of odors, complex chemical mixtures, and toxic gases. An array of chemically-responsive dyes, pigments and colorants is digitally imaged before and during exposure to the analytes of interest: the changes in the colors of each of the spots represents a unique molecular fingerprint of the odor.

Ion Grove LLC

Ion Grove

A highway rest stop re-imagined for the EV age. Ion is the first purpose built network of Nation Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) compliant stations established along the Alternative Fuel Corridors that traverse our Interstate Highway System.





Accuraty Solutions is a full-service website firm that specializes in building custom webs solutions that are easy to manage and well-supported. They provide a range of services including web design, web development, applications, hosting, e-commerce, search engine optimization (SEO), and consulting.





HeliXon builds next-generation artificial intelligence solutions to protein-based therapeutics. They aim to develop AI tools that empower scientists to decipher protein function and interaction, interrogate large-scale genomic datasets for target identification, and design therapeutics such as antibodies and cell therapies. HeliXon’s platform integrates advanced algorithms and cutting-edge experimental approaches to enable the discovery of novel antibodies and macromolecule-based therapeutics for previously intractable targets.



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Kohler supplies quality kitchen and bath products internationally. The company strives to enhance the consumer experience through quality design, craftsmanship and innovation. Their Research Park location supports their research and design efforts related to robotics, electro-mechanical systems, machining, and pneumatic and hydraulic functions.



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Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract.

As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions, and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations.


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Bridg is an enterprise SaaS data infrastructure company on a mission to make customer data accessible and actionable for brick and mortar retailers and CPG brands. Its unique ability to identify, understand, and engage unknown in-store consumers is made possible through industry leading identity resolution, proprietary census of identity and behavior, and unique strategic data partnerships. Its parent company is Cardlytics (NASDAQ: CDLX).


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Bridg Sponsors Habitat for Humanity’s 2022 “Raise the Woof” Event 

Puzzle Labs

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Puzzle is the content marketing platform that helps teams maximize their content marketing efforts and re-envision their content creation process. The platform enables everyone on the team, including non-developers, to build content with the voice of a subject-matter expert. Puzzle saves hours by importing existing content and using our AI-powered content builder to easily generate new, valuable content for a wide range of uses and audiences.


Contact: Dr. Brad Miller – COO, [email protected]


Affiliated Engineers

Affiliated Engineers

Affiliated Engineers delivers engineering leadership and innovation for complex projects. Their possess industry-leading expertise and achievements in engineered systems for complex building, energy, and utility projects. AEI develops creative and effective solutions to meet their employee’s and clients’ needs, creating a culture that acknowledges achievements and encourages professional development while providing challenging project work and career advancement.

Affiliated Engineers has found a rewarding home in the diverse and active community of Champaign. From this central Illinois location they are able to serve a number of downstate clients on a variety of exciting projects and they look forward to being part of the area’s future.



GarboCarbo is developing carbon scrubbers, an efficient and scalable carbon capture for coal-fired power plants. The device helps to remove carbon dioxide from fuel gas emitted by the plant and convert it into limestone, which the startup intends to feedstock into the construction industry.


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AgTools provides game-changing intelligence to the agriculture market by gathering real-time government and institutional data of over 500 specialty crops and commodities. These up-to-date statistics affect the time, cost, supply, and demand of the supply chain which helps farmers, buyers and everyone on the supply chain manage their orders. AgTools word mines data from government agencies, universities, industry associations, research institutes, and weather APIs. AgTools has over 71 million records of market data plus 25 years on a national and global scale.


Meet the Summer 2022 Milestone Makers Cohort


AgTools At Research Park


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ezClinic is improving reliability and reducing the bandwidth needed to live stream Volumetric Video data, by taking advantage of untapped research from the fields of Artificial Intelligence. The result is the first Volumetric Video Streaming (VVS) – capable of utilizing multiple sensors. There are many uses for VVS by giving a realistic in-person view that provides details and angles that 2D video cannot, i.e., prevention of misidentification during Remote Surgery Consulting, and Education. ezClinic is integrating Machine Learning with volumetric sensors in fresh ways for early detection and prevention to improve patient care. This will also assist providers as they are overwhelmed with the growing shortage of Physicians and qualified Nurses in ICUs.


Farmers Risk

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Farmers Risk is an early-stage startup focused on helping farmers improve their risk management. They do this by building tools to help farmers more effectively market their grain, buy crop insurance, hedge their crops, and improve their overall revenue decision-making. In a nutshell, Farmers Risk builds tools for farmers to understand, manage, and execute their risk management strategies around turning a crop into cash.


Farmers Risk at Research Park

  • Innovations at Research Park podcast featuring an interview with Co-Founder and CTO Eric Barnard discussing farmer risk management on iTunes Podcasts and Spotify



The Personal Glucose Meter (PGM) is a widely available and proven medical device that is used by millions of diabetics around the globe. Today’s glucose meter is the culmination of over 30 years of engineering and development efforts to make it do one thing extraordinarily well: measure blood glucose levels anytime, anywhere. GlucoSentient has developed a powerful technology that transforms the PGM into a device capable of quantitatively and conveniently detecting other non-glucose targets. Their technology translates the amount of non-glucose target to glucose. The amount of glucose is then measured by the PGM. GlucoSentient is currently focusing on the development of POC medical monitoring devices utilizing this innovative technology.


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First-Light creates professional-grade tactical lighting. Their lights are suitable for emergency responders, camping, and everyday use. Their approach to tactical lighting ignores the outdated rules of flashlight design, allowing us to create revolutionary, hands-enabling, professional-grade lighting solutions for the most critical of circumstances.

Hourglass Medical is a subsidiary of First-Light. Their mission is to improve patient outcomes through the development of functional telemedicine devices.





Indetomat is an online identity verification solution provider helping organizations in highly regulated industries onboard customers remotely instantly and securely. Indentomat offers reliable speeds and global coverage to onboard users, verify online credit applications, sell age-restricted goods and services, prevent identity fraud, and verify service subscribers remotely.


Electric Power Engineers Center for Energy Innovation

Electric Power Engineers

Electric Power Engineers, Inc. (EPE) works with clients on a global scale designing solutions for renewable energy (solar/wind/battery storage), Generation Interconnection, Transmission Planning, Distribution (DER), and Smart Grids.

EPE opened its Center for Energy Innovation to engage closely with engineering, design and business students at the University of Illinois. They will work alongside with leaders and professionals at EPE on projects related to designing solutions for renewable energy including solar, wind, and battery storage solutions, integration, interconnection, transmission and distribution planning and operations, regulatory compliance, grid modernization, distributed energy resources (DER) and energy market analysis and feasibility studies, as well as project management. The students will generate creative solutions through multi-disciplinary collaboration and the exploration and implementation of new and emerging technologies.

The company officially opened its Center for Energy Innovation at Research Park in February 2022 (news release).


Electric Power Engineers at Research Park

Electric Power Engineers Press

Hypercell Technologies

Hypercell Technolgies

Hypercell has developed novel biological solutions to control infectious diseases in production animals that cause major economic losses and present potential threats to human health. The Hypercell approach revolutionizes the control of infectious diseases by bringing two innovative technologies: rapid, easy-to-use molecular diagnostics on the farm and biotherapeutic treatments to reduce the spread of a virus. Hypercell believes the best chance to stop a future pandemic in humans is to proactively control viruses in animal reservoirs.


Aviatrix Systems


Aviatrix, the pioneer of secure cloud networking, delivers advanced cloud networking, network security, and operational visibility required by enterprises with cloud-native simplicity and automation. More than 600 customers worldwide leverage Aviatrix and its proven multi-cloud network reference architecture to design, deploy, and operate a repeatable network and security architecture that is consistent across any public cloud. Combined with the industry’s first and only multi-cloud networking certification program (ACE), Aviatrix is empowering IT to lead and accelerate the transformation to the cloud. Learn more at Aviatrix.com.

Aviatrix at Research Park


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Agriwater specializes in electrolysis that electrifies manure slurry into clean water, soil amendment and removes heavy metals and foul odor from GHG. They monitor pollution though an IoT-enabled water quality sensor network that reports data to the farm operator in real time through cloud technology.


Agriwater News


Kocree created Muosaic, a social music co-creation platform. The platform uses artificial intelligence to allow users to cut melodies, rhythms, and arrangements from music to create a unique musical  piece.  Muosaic supports a more inclusive ecosystem where music curators, composers, technicians, and teachers can curate custom tunes for unique needs.


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Revery AI Inc.

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Revery AI creates a virtual dressing room experience for online fashion retailers, where their shoppers can mix and match any combination of garments on their site. This scalable virtual dressing room solution helps fashion retailers increase online engagement and conversion.


Revery AI Profiled in TechCrunch, August 2021

Revery AI raises funds with TSVC, October 2021



Every moment of every day, people all over the world turn to Panasonic to make their lives simpler, more enjoyable, more productive, and more secure. Since their founding almost a century ago, Panasonic has been committed to improving people’s lives and making the world a better place–one customer, one business, one innovative leap at a time. Panasonic focuses on 5 major areas: smart mobility, sustainable energy, immersive experiences, integrated supply chain, and consumer lifestyle. The Panasonic office is part of Connect North America.


AI Nexus Healthcare

AI Nexus Healthcare

AI Nexus Healthcare is creating a new generation of smart health and wellness applications powered by Cognitive Artificial Intelligence designed to help shape the future of healthcare around the world. They empower their users to take control of their health and provide real-time decision support to health care professionals through a ground-breaking combination of machine learning pattern recognition with insights created by Cognitive AI that encapsulates the expertise of dozens of medical doctors.

Their signature platform mia is capable of detecting early warning signs of the onset of numerous chronic diseases as well as life threatening conditions such as respiratory disorders, stroke and cardiac arrhythmia. mia provides timely actionable advice to help its users become aware of what they can do to mitigate the risks of developing chronic diseases and to seek preventative medical care before disease progression becomes acute.

The core of what mia does, is to alert people of what they can do to help avert disabling and life threatening (chronic) diseases, often requiring costly and invasive treatment. Think of mia as a check engine light for the body.

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PrairieLearn is an open-source software for creating and delivering learning experiences and assessments for students. The company provides hosted access to PrairieLearn as a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, enabling users to adopt our system in a flexible, secure, and robust manner.



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NEXT-ChemX is commercializing the Membrane Technology by setting up a pilot plant prototype to demonstrate the extraction of specific ions from solutions without using high pressure, temperature, or electrolysis in a more efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly manner. Novel Membrane Based Ion Extraction Technology; Our technology allows continuous transfer without high pressure, temperature or electrolysis as it mimics biological processes found in nature.



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Natrion is pushing the boundaries of materials science to develop new batteries and battery components that eliminate fire risk while diminishing material costs. Natrion’s new Lithium Solid Ionic Conductor (LISIC) combines a proprietary high-performance ceramic made from a clay mineral that is already used in cosmetics and paper with a type of plastic that’s typically found in building fire insulation. The result is a component that can be integrated into existing battery assembly lines in place of liquid electrolytes to eliminate battery fire risk. Natrion is developing its own sodium-ion battery architecture that will pair all of the safety benefits of LISIC with chemistry that replaces lithium with sodium.


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Cache Energy

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Cache Energy is developing a heat battery that can store energy as heat indefinitely and release when needed, either as heat or electricity. This technology can store grid electricity cheaply on a large scale. It can also enable a transition to renewable energy by helping industries move away from fossil fuel and allowing wastewater treatment plants and landfills to store the energy of biogas released, which otherwise is primarily wasted.


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Cygnus has created a new approach to traditional photo processing techniques. Their VUV and far-UVC exposer system combines
high power, exceptional uniformity, and versatility in an efficient and compact modular form factor. The new technology drives photo processing in real-time, is eco friendly, made of recyclable materials and components, and has efficient packaging and passive cooling for an easily transported all-in-one system.




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Field Directed Sputter Sharpening (FDSS) enables Tiptek to manufacture hard, conductive, and ultra-sharp probes. The probes are used for scanning probe microscopy, transfer of lamella formed by focused ion beams (FIB), and scanning electron microscope-based nanoprobes used in semiconductor failure analysis. The proprietary FDSS process developed by Tiptek co-founders sharpens the probe tip to atomic dimensions in a self-limiting fashion that does not require skilled operator intervention. The resulting probe tips give excellent high resolution over long periods of time, making them the standard for commercial and research customers.


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Revive Biotechnology

Revive Biotechnology

Revive Biotechnology is a biotechnology company focusing on ophthalmic diagnostics. They are treating blinding retinal conditions with an oxygen encapsulated nanodelivery system, central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO). Founded in 2018, the company is working to improve the retina treatment and diagnostic modalities. Revive is a multidisciplinary, friendly, motivated, small team geared to excel. Their position at the University of Illinois Research Park allows them to use state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities to advance their company.


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Ascent Integrated Tech

Ascent Integrated Tech

Ascent is a venture-backed startup building the unifying dashboard for high-intensity, small unit tactics. We provide actionable insight on the health, environment, and location of Firefighters, SWAT, and Warfighters.

Ascent is 25 members strong headquartered in Chicago with an office at EnterpriseWorks. We recently closed our second round of capital in January 2022 and are looking to hire full-time engineers and operations graduates for the summer and fall.


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TearDx, LLC

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TearDX is an early-stage company focused on providing devices that unlock the potential of tear fluid for medical diagnostics.

The TearDx Vision

To give clinicians simple, convenient, reliable tools to perform routine tear diagnostics

The TearDx Platform

We are developing an easily inserted wearable ocular device that analyzes specific biomarkers in tear fluid

Key Advantages

  • The device is easy to insert
  • Causes little to no discomfort to patients
  • Removes the burden of tear collection from clinicians
  • Greatly simplifies sample prep and lab analysis

Website: TearDX


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Vitas-M Laboratory has been a leader in life science since 1998. They are one of the largest research reagents and suppliers of organic compounds in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries.


Carl R. Woese IGB RIPE Plant Transformation Facility

RIPERealizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency

The RIPE Plant Transformation Facility provides lab and office space for Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE). RIPE is a research project for sustainable increases in crop yield, led by Illinois researchers Steve Long and Don Ort. RIPE is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, and the UK Government’s Department for International Development.

The new RIPE Greenhouse, a modern plant phenotyping facility, is located across the street. Operated by the College of ACES in collaboration with the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.


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AgTech Summit

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Illinois Plasma Institute

Grainger College of Engineering

The Illinois Plasma Institute (IPI) is an initiative of the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  IPI’s founding was driven by a desire to rethink existing path ways to commercialization of new technologies developed in academic research settings.  Combining the best of both worlds, IPI provides a space where forward thinking industrial partners are able to pair their own research and development staff with academic researchers closer to the underlying science behind a new technology.  Working in concert on a shared platform, advances made it the laboratory may be implemented onto production level equipment shortening the time to adoption in high volume manufacturing.

Complementary to cooperation in the lab, assignees from industrial partners also find easy access to the College’s Masters of Engineering in Plasma Engineering, a professional Masters program designed to prepare workers from a wide variety of technical fields for the unique opportunities that plasma processing has to offer.


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Yummy Future

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Yummy Future is an autonomous coffee shop providing a taste of the future. They provide customers with faster, higher-quality, and cheaper coffee, matcha, hot chocolate, and fruit tea through an autonomous robot. They also provide robotic solutions for food and beverage businesses by lowering costs and enhancing efficiency.


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University of Illinois Speech Language and Audiology Clinic

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The Speech-Language Pathology Clinic serves approximately 200 children and adults annually providing the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. Their mission is to enhance communication across the lifespan by integrating research and clinical practice from the biological, behavioral, and social sciences. Individual and group therapy is provided by clinical instructors or graduate students, under the supervision of an American Speech Language Hearing Association Certified Speech-Language Pathologist.


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Illinois College of Engineering POETS

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The Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS) is an initiative of the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. POETS’ ambitious, innovative approach to improving the power density of next-generation electro-thermal systems involves integrating traditionally separate research efforts in mechanical, electrical, and materials engineering across different technical domains.


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Turkish Aerospace Industries

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Turkish Aircraft Industries Corporation was established on June 28, 1973, under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Technology to reduce the foreign dependency in the defense industry of Turkey. The Turkish Aircraft Industries design, develops, manufactures, integrates, and supports aerospace systems for military and commercial aerospace customers in Turkey and internationally. The company offers products and services in the areas of aerostructures, aircraft, helicopter, UAV systems, and space systems, as well as programs and logistics solutions. Turkish Aerospace ranks among the top hundred global players in the aerospace and defense arena.


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Transportation Engineering Solutions and Technologies (TEST)

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Transportation Engineering Solutions and Technologies (TEST), Inc. is a civil engineering firm that develops specialized, practical tools for transportation sustainability and provides expert consulting services. Their team helps transportation agencies and industries to improve their efficiency, optimize their operation, and control their environmental impact. Transportation Engineering Solutions and Technologies were founded by internationally renowned leaders in transportation engineering affiliated with the University of Illinois. TEST has recently branched out into transportation SaaS for scheduling, management, efficiency, and sustainability.


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TellTail, Inc. is an innovative AgTech company focused on Smart Animal Management. They look to produce more pork with fewer resources. TellTail applies predictive and forecasts algorithm technology to improve the management of pig production systems. Their first and primary goal is to provide data insights to inform decisions that give confidence to producers and increase the profitability of facilities. TellTail delivers our decision support tools in apps, software, and connected IoT devices.


Moore Prize Check Presentation TellTail

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Synclesis, Inc. is a start-up scientific computing company that is creating commercial software with technologies developed at the University of Illinois. Specifically, Synclesis is commercializing stochastic computational electromagnetic and circuit analysis methodologies that are applicable to electromagnetic interference, high-speed circuit design, and signal integrity applications.


State Farm Research and Development Center

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The State Farm Research and Development Center is a place where State Farm staff and U of I students guide and support Company programs with high-level research. The facility features open spaces and state-of-the-art tools that encourage interaction and innovation — a perfect complement to traditional classroom studies.


State Farm's 10 Year Anniversary Event









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Intern Awards

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Positions and Skills at State Farm Research and Development Center

  • State Farm has offered positions in software development, data science, actuarial science, and research and development.



Singleton Law Firm

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Singleton Law Firm, P.C. is dedicated to serving the legal needs of business and individual clients of east-central Illinois with an emphasis in the areas of corporate, intellectual property (including patent, trademark, and copyright) and commercial real estate law. The firm was founded in 2005 to provide legal services to the growing technology community in Central Illinois. Since that time the firm has grown alongside the University of Illinois Research Park and remains active in the local business and University communities and throughout the state.


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SimBioSys is a computational oncology company founded in 2018 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on a mission to deploy Computational Oncology to transform decision making and patient experience in Cancer Care. By virtualizing cancer, clinicians and patients are empowered with a better understanding of the disease which provides new insight into the behavior and prognosis of cancers.


Joe Peterson and John Cole Jr. of SimBioSys

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Sandia National Lab

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For more than 70 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation’s most challenging security issues. Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation. Their team of scientists, engineers, researchers, and business specialists apply their knowledge and skill toward delivering cutting-edge technology in an array of areas. Sandia National Laboratories is located at the Research Park as a partnership with the University of Illinois Applied Research Institute. Sandia’s interest areas to pursue in this location include complex systems design, data sciences, digital manufacturing, and power on-demand solutions.


ARI Announces Research Partnership with Sandia at the Research Park

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RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues, and communities through world-class audit, tax, and consulting services focused on middle-market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment.


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Riverbed Technology

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Since its inception in 2002, Riverbed has helped organizations maximize the performance of their networks and applications so they can maximize the return on investment (ROI) on their IT investments. They enable organizations to visualize, optimize, accelerate, and remediate the performance of any network for any application. Riverbed is the only company that addresses performance and visibility holistically with best-in-class WAN optimization, network performance management, application acceleration, and enterprise-grade SD-WAN.


Riverbed Booth

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Positions and Skills at Riverbed Technology

  • Riverbed has offered Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, Senior Engineer/ Lead Developer, Senior Software Developer, and Senior Quality Assurance Engineer positions.

Synchrony Emerging Technology Center

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As a consumer financial services company, Synchrony Financial is the largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States based on volume and receivables. Synchrony provides credit products through programs with a diverse group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations, and healthcare service providers. The Synchrony Emerging Technology Center at the University of Illinois Research Park focuses on advancing Synchrony’s finance and technology capabilities as well as providing real-world skills for students in artificial intelligence, data science, human-centered design, and other emerging technologies.


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Synchrony Emerging Technology Center at Research Park

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Positions and Skills at Synchrony

  • Synchrony has hired an emerging technology intern. Synchrony hires students with great attention to detail, oral and written communication skills, critical thinking, initiative, and self-motivated



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Here at the Research Park, Yahoo focuses on building large-scale platforms and applications powered by data.  There are two major organizations represented — the Technology Platforms team and the Data Engineering group.  The Technology Platforms team manages the large-scale infrastructure for supporting data, networking, and machine learning for the company.  The Data Engineering group oversees data for the entire company by real-time data transport, pipelines, analytics, reporting, and machine learning applications.  The office is comprised of 180+ technical staff including software engineers, data scientists, and management roles.


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Positions and skills at Yahoo!

  • Yahoo has offered positions for back-end software development, front-end, user interface, and data science engineers.
  • Yahoo looks for candidates with excellent problem solving, written, organization, and communication skills



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Reconstruct uses Your Visual Data to Improve Planning, Coordination and Communication on Your Job sites. Our web-based platform continuously reconstructs and visualizes Reality directly within 4D BIM, measures progress and productivity, and analyzes risk for delay.  Reconstruct’s actionable data analytics empowers smart construction and supports project teams to proactively decide on control actions and keep their projects on time and on budget.



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REALTraining Systems

 REALTraining Systems is supplies new technology to improve training and education. They develop virtual reality simulators for enhanced training for law enforcement and educational organizations.

Procter and Gamble Smart Lab

Smart Lab Powered by P&G

Procter and Gamble Company is an American multinational consumer goods corporation with a mission to provide branded products and services of superior quality and value that improve the lives of the world’s consumers. Its brands are trusted in millions of living rooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms—and have been passed down from generation to generation. P&G is known for hundreds of consumer brands ranging from baby care, fabric care, feminine care, hair care, home care, to grooming products. Some of its notable brands are Pampers, Tide, Ariel, Downey, Head & Shoulders. Pantene, Gillette, Oral-B, Olay, and SafeGuard among others. In P&G’s first-ever Smart Lab, students from the University of Illinois work directly with P&G employees to move consumer research projects from concept to execution within weeks rather than months.


Procter and Gamble Smart Lab at Research Park

Intern Awards

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Positions and Skills at Procter and Gamble Smart Lab

  • Procter and Gamble have offered internship positions in data science, electrical engineering, project management, industrial design, and computer science.

PowerWorld Corporation

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PowerWorld Corporation provides simulation and visualization software to the global electric power industry. PowerWorld specializes in making complex power system concepts easy to understand through a rich, user-friendly graphical interface and powerful visualization platform. PowerWorld also includes utilities, independent system operators (ISO), regional transmission organizations (RTO), independent power producers, power marketers, power traders, industry consultants, government agencies, research laboratories, and world-class research and teaching universities. They also provide consulting services related to the study of power systems and power markets.


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Phi Optics

Phi Optics

Phi Optics Inc was founded in 2009 to respond to the market’s request for QPI enabled devices. The company is developing the next generation of optical imaging systems through its Quantitative Phase Imaging Platform. Phi Optics technology platform uses standard tools and processes and combines the performance of traditional modalities of a light microscope (e.g. fluorescence, DIC, phase contrast) with the real-time 3D topography capabilities of QPI. This combination offers a significant advantage for applications that require low-cost, fast, and accurate imaging of nanostructures.


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NVIDIA’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots, and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world.


NVIDIA at Research Park

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Positions and Skills at NVIDIA

  • NVIDIA has previous offered a Systems Software Engineer and Senior Software Engineer Positions. NVIDIA looks for students with excellent problem solving, collaborative, and interpersonal skills.

Nutrien Ag Solutions

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In 2018, Nutrien Ag Solutions acquired EnterpriseWorks graduate Agrible. Agrible celebrated its grand opening in 2015. Agrible’s products include Morning Farm Report®, Spray Smart®, Nutrient Engine, and Find My Seed®, which are accompanied by numerous other complementary digital and mobile offerings.

Nutrien Ag Solutions is committed to being the leading provider of agricultural inputs in each of its markets. Advancements in technology have allowed for more effective growing methods while minimizing environmental impacts. As they have welcomed more operations, expanded product, and service offerings, their reach has extended globally.


Nutrien Ag Solutions

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MS Bioanalytical

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MS Bioanalytical (MSB) is an FDA-registered and independent testing service company specializing in the analysis of food and nutrition supplements. Their service scope includes vitamins and minerals, dietary nutrients, herbal products, functional foods, food additives, cosmetics, cannabis, pharmaceuticals, and food contamination and toxins. MSB’s goal is to provide quality service at a fast turnaround time at a reasonable cost.



Motorola Solutions

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The Research Park at the University of Illinois houses the Motorola Solutions Innovation Center, where interns from various academic backgrounds develop products, applications, and services that help further the company’s mission to help people be their best in the moments that matter.

Since 1928, Motorola Solutions has revolutionized public safety. Through creative and innovative mission-critical communication technologies and services, the company helps first-responders and commercial customers build safer cities and thriving communities. Today, Motorola Solutions continues to innovate critical services, software, video, and analytics- backed by secure and resilient land mobile radio communications.


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Positions and Skills at Motorola Solutions

  • Motorola Solutions has offered positions in software engineering, electrical engineering, data science, project management, logistics managers, finance, human resources, mobile app developer, video analytics, communications, and design.


Maxflow Technology

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Maxflow develops a cloud-based platform for creating and sharing computer-based workflows that piece together stand-alone apps to accomplish more complete tasks. This is analogous to the assembly line in manufacturing where individual stations are chained together to create a more complete work. The created workflow facilitates the automation of tasks, encapsulates best practices, and helps democratize the use of sophisticated software tools. It enables the automatic search for optimal results by coupling design optimization algorithms with the ability to run the workflow automatically.




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Littelfuse is a global manufacturer of leading technologies in circuit protection, power control, and sensing. Their products are found in automotive and commercial vehicles, industrial applications, data and telecommunications, medical devices, consumer electronics, and appliances. Littelfuse’s 11,000 worldwide associates partner with customers to design, manufacture and deliver innovative, high-quality solutions, for a safer, greener, and increasingly connected world.


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LifeFoundry consists of engineers who work to enable microorganisms, as cell factories, to produce value-added chemicals from low-cost renewable feedstocks like corn and sugar cane. To create desired traits in these industrial microorganisms, LifeFoundry leverages its fully-automated robotic platform and a proprietary machine-learning algorithm to explore the vast number of genomic configurations. LifeFoundry is currently working with Fortune 500 companies to expedite R&D and optimize existing bioproduction processes.


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Indoor Climate Research and Training

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Indoor Climate Research and Training (ICRT) conducts basic research at the intersection of energy efficiency and indoor air quality, and also runs the training program for the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program which provides weatherization services to families around the state of Illinois. Research projects include studies on radon, ventilation, and combustion safety and the impacts on human health. ICRT is part of the Applied Research Institute (ARI) within the University of Illinois College of Engineering. ARI is a unique university-based laboratory, where industry and federal clients connect with researchers in an integrated environment to understand their needs and rapidly bring solutions to the market. ARI provides rapid, cost-effective solutions to problems of mutual interest across sectors and agencies of government, with a sharp focus on the commercial development of technologies that are validated before they leave the laboratory.


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Illinois Ventures

Illinois Ventures

Illinois Ventures is a premier seed and early-stage technology investment firm focused on research-derived companies in information technologies, physical sciences, and life sciences. They help to start and build businesses based on innovations from the University of Illinois. Illinois Ventures brings together leading researchers and entrepreneurs to mold concepts, vision, intellectual property, and passion into breakthrough, high-growth companies.


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Illinois Applied Research Institute (ARI)

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Illinois Applied Research Institute (ARI) is an initiative of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ARI researchers partner with faculty, industry, and government agencies to work on open, proprietary, or classified projects. ARI performs translational research with a sharp focus on the development of technologies that are validated before they leave the laboratory. ARI’s vision is to create a new model for a university-based institute, where industry and federal clients connect with researchers in an integrated environment to understand their needs and rapidly solve problems.


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I Hotel and Illinois Conference Center

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The iHotel is a contemporary designed four-star property featuring 125 luxurious hotel room accommodations in Champaign, Illinois. The I Hotel and Conference Center is located on the south campus of the University of Illinois in the heart of The Research Park. The adjoining 38,000 square foot state-of-the-art Illinois Conference Center features 12 conference rooms; two large ballrooms and ten meeting rooms.

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IEP Quality

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The IEP Quality Project is a research grant at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. IEP Quality, Inc. is commercializing technology from the College of Education to create professional development tutorials and tools for use by special education teachers and administrators to facilitate the creation of improved Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for K-12 special education students.




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Hinetics is powering the future of aviation. By reinventing the electrical machine, the workhorse of modern civilization, it is ushering in an era of high efficiency (>99%) and high-power density (>10 kW/kg) for extreme applications, such as electrified aircraft. With its commitment to minimizing carbon emissions, the start-up has demonstrated groundbreaking work, earning recent funding from several notable organizations including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the United States Air Force, the National Science Foundation, and the United States Department of Energy. The team at Hinetics is turning the future of clean energy into a reality.


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Position and Skills at Hinetics 

  • Hinetics has previously hired professionals and students with engineering backgrounds, such as mechanical engineering and electrical engineering.
  •  Hinetics is looking for people with strong communication skills, the ability to work in collaborative team environments, and a passion for making a large-scale impact.

Heartland Science and Technology Group

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Heartland Science and Technology Group is a nonprofit, technology group that works in precision agriculture and sustainability, high-performance computing, cybersecurity, and scientific software development. Heartland supports and works closely with the University of Illinois Applied Research Institute, Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences college, and Information Trust Institute. They also support the Department of Homeland Security Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute, which is managed by the Information Trust Institute.





Hanson Financial

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Hanson Financial, Inc. is a professional services firm located in Champaign. Hanson Financial assists a variety of companies with financial and accounting services with a special emphasis on venture capital-funded startups.




Graybar Innovation Lab

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Graybar is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications, and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of 290 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network, and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence, and efficiency. At the Graybar Innovation Lab, Graybar collaborates with students and faculty from the University of Illinois to develop industry-leading digital capabilities that strengthen its position in the supply chain. It also provides a unique opportunity for students to learn more about Graybar and the wholesale distribution industry, as the innovation lab hires full and part-time positions for undergraduate and graduate students.


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Positions and Skills at Graybar Innovation Lab

  • Graybar has offered an innovation lab, and market intelligence analyst internship.
  • Graybar hires undergraduates from Sophomore to Seniors and students in Masters programs.



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Genective is a  joint venture between Limagrain and KWS. Genective globally develops and provides innovative biotech solutions in corn. By working across the value chain – from basic research to commercialization it adds value to its markets, both in farming and technology access. Their aim is to create, deregulate and commercialize biotech corn traits, which deliver novel modes of action, especially in the control of field pests.


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FruitVaccine is developing an edible vaccine administered via fruit (e.g., cherry tomatoes), which will immunize against the human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV). All humans, especially infants and the elderly, are susceptible to hRSV Which mainly affects the lower respiratory system. Currently, the market doesn’t an hRSV vaccine or a fruit-based vaccine. An edible vaccine will be safer and more cost-effective than other vaccine forms and the FruitVaccine technology will be applicable to additional infectious diseases.


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FrostDefense Envirotech Inc.


FrostDefense Envirotech Inc. is a National Science Foundation-funded startup company. They develop innovative, environmentally friendly, and low-cost technological solutions to prevent frost damage for vineyards. They also work to make labor management and mechanized farm operations more efficient. Their predictive analytic system is the foundation for continued innovation in creating tools and services to support decision-making to adapt to growing practices and sustainability.


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Foxconn Interconnect Technology

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Foxconn Interconnect Technology Limited (FIT) focuses on the development, manufacturing, and marketing of electronic and optoelectronic connectors, antennas, acoustic components, cables, and modules for applications in computers, communication equipment, consumer electronics, automobiles, industrial and green energy field products. With offices and manufacturing sites located in Asia, the Americas, and Europe, FIT is a global leader in the supply of precision components.


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Forcepoint is the leading user and data protection cybersecurity company, entrusted to safeguard organizations while driving digital transformation and growth. Their approach is to provide a unified cloud-centric platform to defend against attacks, detect suspicious activity sooner, and give the context needed to decide what actions to take to defeat the attack and stop data theft. Defend, detect, decide, defeat – this is their vision for Forcepoint 4D Security.
Students talk to Forcepoint recruiters
Research Park Career Fair
on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.


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Evercorn, established in July 2017, they work on logistics, research, and development activity for Corn. The American subsidiary, Evercorn, is the next step in Japan Cornstarch’s journey to create the highest quality products in the cornstarch industry. Evercorn contributes relevant and accurate Japanese market information to U.S. farmers. Evercorn recently created GRASTAR, a new pharmaceutical excipient especially designed for orally disintegrating tablets (ODT).








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Epivara is innovating better ways that pets are spayed and neutered worldwide. Epivara’s mission is to make life better for animals and humans through innovative science and compassionate care. The company has developed EpiFix, a low-cost injection to spay and neuter pets efficiently. Currently, this is the only alternative to spay and neuter surgery that works safely, permanently, and works within seconds.


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EnterpriseWorks and Research Park Staff

The Research Park is managed by a tight-knit team that facilitates resources for tenants and cultivates community among employees. These University of Illinois professionals, work on the continued development and growth of the companies within Research Park and the EnterpriseWorks through operations, marketing, and programming for the Research Park incubator.


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Embedor Technologies

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Embedor Technologies has developed a wireless monitoring system for structural condition assessment of civil infrastructure. Based on smart sensor technology that delivers meaningful information and not just data, the system offers a cost-effective alternative to wired sensors and visual inspections. Embedor’s sensors give near real-time insight into the evolution of a structure’s condition and early warning of potential damage from extreme events (earthquakes, hurricanes) or long-term deterioration (corrosion, stress fractures), thus enabling asset owners and engineering firms to make informed decisions regarding the operation and maintenance of structures.



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EarthSense is creating dramatic new possibilities for crop breeders, plant protection products developers, crop scientists, and field agronomists. TerraSentia, their first robot, improves the quantity, accuracy, cost, and speed of in-field plant trait data collection, specifically for under canopy plants. EarthSense machine vision and machine learning-based analytics seamlessly convert field data to specific, actionable information about plant-traits.


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COUNTRY Financial DigitaLab

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COUNTRY Financial has been helping protect families for over 90 years. We want to continue to protect them for the next 90 through innovations in technology. The COUNTRY Financial DigitaLab was created to connect with the outstanding engineering talent at the University of Illinois. They’re focusing on the development of a mobile app and providing real-world experience for students.


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Corteva Agriscience

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Corteva Agriscience provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability. They strive to develop sustainable and efficient global food systems that benefit everyone. Their goal is to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Corteva Agriscience at Research Park focuses on research and development (R&D) efforts, including statistics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering to catalyze innovation through analytics. Corteva Agriscience was formerly known as Dow AgriSciece until it was spun off to an independent company on June 3, 2019.


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Positions and Skills at Coreteva AgriScience

  • Coreteva has offered machine learning, data science, rapid imaging solutions, field research, and insect resistance internships.

Common Ground Research Networks

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Since 1984, Common Ground Research Networks has been committed to the principles of access, participation, and equality through conference curation and journal publication. Common Ground Research Networks takes some of the most pivotal challenges of our time, and curates networks that apply interdisciplinary thinking, global conversations, and cross-institutional intellectual collaborations to achieve solutions.


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Positions and Skills at Common Ground

  • Common Ground has offered internships and part-time professional positions.



Cohesive Manufacturing

Cohesive Manufactuing

Cohesive Manufacturing creates platforms for cloud and advanced manufacturing, providing visibility and access to manufacturing resources in companies and maker-labs to increase utilization and facilitate planning and control.


CME Group

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CME Group is one of the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather, and real estate.


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