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Chancellor Phyllis Wise, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Renee Romano and Research Park Director Laura Freirichs testify on University budget.

Research Park director wary of higher education budget cuts

By Lilly Mashayek March 10, 2016

Laura Frerichs, director of the University’s Research Park, knows the importance of encouraging small businesses in a struggling economy. Working to encourage technology companies and startups...

Research Park boasts more than just resources

Research Park boasts more than just resources

By Lilly Mashayek March 1, 2016

The University’s Research Park has seen a large increase in the number of companies looking to set up shop in its site.“In the last year we saw the highest rate of companies coming in in a single year,...

UI to use NSF grant to help women, minorities

By Lily Mashayek December 3, 2015

By Lilly Mashayek Staff writer Women and minorities looking to start their own companies will now be able to get a little extra help from a new program at the University. A $100,000 grant from the National...

Preliminary conceptualization of the Design Center.

New Design Center to provide creative space for all students

By Lilly Mashayek November 30, 2015

A new Design Center will offer technology and resources for all students across campus. The 59,300-square-foot Design Center will be located between Fourth and Sixth streets, next to the Krannert...

A Cat980 wheel loader runs among finished products in open air in Caterpillar Co., Ltd. in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Dec. 14, 2011. (Liu Bin/Zuma Press/TNS)

UI and Caterpillar relationship strong, despite cuts

By Ali Braboy November 10, 2015

Recently, Caterpillar Inc. announced 4,000 to 5,000 job cuts by the end of 2016 and possibly cutting 10,000 jobs through 2018, according to the company’s Sept. 24 press release. What does that mean for...

The Sierra building at Research Park.

Capital One digital lab presents new opportunities for company and UI

By Lilly Mashayek November 9, 2015

A Fortune 500 company now occupies 4,000 square feet of the University’s Research Park. Capital One opened a new digital lab — its first on a university campus — and began employing undergraduate...

Alex Scheeline of Spectroclick, answers a question from University panel moderator Mark Nolan during a panel in the Excellence Room at the I-Hotel for Mobile Development Day, on Friday.

Research Park hosts third annual Mobile Development Day

February 3, 2014

Executives and developers from various corporations attending the Research Park’s Mobile Development Day filled the Chancellor’s Ballroom at the I-Hotel on Friday. The event consisted of keynote speeches...

Mobile Development Day features tech-savvy speakers, panelists

January 30, 2014

Telephones have evolved considerably over the course of history. Starting out as basic communication devices, they have grown far beyond their original concept. Still, technology continues to flourish...

Champaign to offer incentives to Yahoo for expansion

By Angelica Lavito November 13, 2013

The Champaign City Council directed city staff to negotiate development incentives with Yahoo at Tuesday’s meeting. Yahoo has an office in Research Park and was exploring expanding at either that office...

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