Recent News

Nina Kshetry

Watch Nina Kshetry talk about her company at the News Gazette. This week's difference maker in the world of technology in Champaign-Urbana has ties to the Research Park. Nina Kshetry is the founder and president of Ensaras, Inc., which is a part of the AWARE program. 

Research Park Arial View

Read this full story at the News-Gazette.

If counted as a company, the Research Park is now the third largest employer in the county, falling just behind Carle Hospital and the University of Illinois, The News-Gazette reported in its Sunday edition. 

Employment at the park is up 17 percent since 2016, with more than 2,000 employees at the numerous companies the park is home to. 


Read the full interview at the News-Gazette.

This week, the News Gazette featured Wei Kang of PhotoniCare.  Kang is the director of research development at PhotoniCare and makes medical devices for getting images of the inner ear.

CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

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CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

EnterpriseWorks startup FruitVaccine is changing the world of vaccinations with an edible, orally-administered fruit-based vaccine for human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Founded by University of Illinois professors Dr. Indu Rupassara and Dr. Dennis Buetow in 2017, the two have worked to modify tomatoes to develop a sub-unit vaccine.

monsanto grand opening

Read about the Monsanto Grand Opening In the Press:


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EnterpriseWorks startup, Aptimmune Biologics, was recently recognized as one of seven Ag Tech start-ups to watch in 2018 by 

Aptimmune focuses on developing revolutionary swine vaccines and the prevention of the diseases, porcine reprodutive, respiratory syndrome virus ({PRRSV), and influenza. 

In November, Aptimmune launched the industry's first inactivated mucosal influenza A virus vaccine in swine. 

Recently, the company raised $6 Million Series B Funding from various investors and has moved its headquarters to St. Louis. 

EarthSense Robot TerraSentia

Earthsense CEO and founder, Chinmay Soman sat down with Agrinews to discuss his company, and the new Earthsense robot, TerraSentia, that  provides field phenotyping from the ground level up. 

Earthsense is an EnterpriseWorks affiliate that provides management advice for farmers, ranchers, and other land managers based on valuable on-site data gathered with highest efficiency and modeled with leading machine learning techniques.


Inprentus has officially completed its Series A Round, raising $2.5 Million with help from investors like Flyover Capital, Serra Ventures, and other new investors. 

This money will help Inprentus to aggressively pursue new business in both its current synchrotron market and explore options in new markets. 

AGCO building

The University of Illinois and AGCO announces the opening of the AGCO Acceleration Center at University of Illinois Research Park.