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PygHack EnterpriseWorks Champaign 2018

On September 29-30, University of Illinois Research Park's EnterpriseWorks hosted the second annual PygHack. This 24-hour hackathon brought together campus and community to build and innovate for the greater good of Champaign-Urbana. 


Illinois Public Media made a very special trip to the Research Park on Tuesday, September 25 to broadcast their radio show, The 21st, live from the Ent


The Research Park master plan has been significantly updated to reflect forward-thinking priorities such as infill development, tenant-driven amenities, walkability, and connectivity to the community and other parts of campus. Thank you to our colleagues at Ratio for their expertise and thank you to the many University and community stakeholders who participated in this process. Coverage of the updates from The News-Gazette is available here.


The Economist recently featured Research Park company, PSYONIC for their work transforming lives and fostering innovation. Recent breakthroughs in 3D printing have lowered barriers and have enabled the creation of simple and functional prosthetics like the ones PSYONIC creates.


The University of Illinois Research Park is highlighted in this month’s issue of Illinois Business Leader as one of the biggest hubs in Illinois for innovation and technological advancement. The article discusses the roles of the University of Illinois Research Park and Champaign-Urbana in the growing influence of the Midwest has in the areas of STEM.

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SBA Administrator Linda McMahon and Jim Langer of Serionix

Linda McMahon, the 25th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, visited the Research Park today to tour EnterpriseWorks, the technology business incubator that focuses on science- and research-based entrepreneurs.



The University of Illinois ranks 10th in Pitchbook's 2018 study of top universities producing venture backed entrepreneurs.


Mitch Minarick is no stranger to the University of Illinois. He’s worn the orange and blue as a Illinois student, he’s tailgated and cheered on the Illini, and he’s worked with startup programs right here at the Research Park.


Part of the state funding allocated to the University of Illinois for the Discovery Partners Institute and its statewide innovation network will be used to continue the expansion of the University of Illinois Research Park, university leaders announced during a town hall on Wednesday, August 29. According to an announcement made by Chancellor Robert J. Jones, funding related to DPI will support further instructure that will support the growth of the Research Park. 


Tonisha Thacker is an impressive University of Illinois undergraduate student and intern who exemplifies that innovation is not just for engineers and scientists. A double major in Sociology and Chemistry, she won Research Park’s Most Advanced Marketing-Business Development Intern Award at this summer's Intern Awards.