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The News-Gazette interviewed Alfred Eisaian, co-founder and CEO of

CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
Research Park University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

CHAMPAIGN - The University of Illinois Board of Trustees today transferred oversight of the University of Illinois Research Park from the U. of I. System to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Reconstruct, a Research Park startup, has closed a $7.7 million series A round


St. Mary’s Road, which borders Research Park at its northern entrance, will receive a $1.7 million makeover starting in 2021. This will improve safety and connectivity to other areas.

ARI GE Additive Manufacturing System Ribbon Cutting April 25

The College of Engineering and representatives from GE Additive today marked the installation of a GE Metal Additive Manufacturing System (the Concept Laser Mlab 100R) at the Illinois Applied Research Institute.


The University of Illinois Daily Illini highlighted the AARP Tech Nest at the Research Park, led by director Miranda Kemp.

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Jobs created by startups Illinois

A report released April 12 examining entrepreneurship at Illinois universities shows explosive growth in university-supported entrepreneurship over the past decade, fueling the state's innovation economy. 


The 2019 Agriculture Technology Innovation Summit was a success yet again, bringing

together the biggest agriculture companies and brightest minds in agtech to discuss

new ideas that will revolutionize the farming industry. The AgTech Summit is a


IllinoisVENTURES is a capital firm devoted to assissting entrepreneurs, including faculty, students and alumni from the three campuses of the University of Illinois System. In its March 28, 2019 issue, The Daily Illini elaborates on how IllinoisVENTURES helps students get closer to achieving their entrepreneurial dreams. 


Every year, the community gathers at Parkland College for the Innovation Celebration - an event honoring the innovators and changemakers in the Champaign-Urbana area.