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Research Park welcome 101st business

By Lilly Mashayek

March 16, 2016

Corporate Executive Board, CEB, the 101st company to join Research Park, opened its new Data Innovation Lab on Wednesday.Laura Frerichs, director of Research Park, said the company first showed an interest in joining the park in January 2015. “A large consulting company is something that we don’t reall...

Data analytics lab hosts grand opening in Research Park

By Lilly Mashayek

March 16, 2016

bylineunderlineCorporate Executive Board (CEB), the 101st company to join Research Park, opened its new Data Innovation Lab Wednesday.Laura Frerichs, director of Research Park, said the company first showed an interest in joining the park in January 2015.“A large consulting company is something that we don...

Research Park director wary of higher education budget cuts

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

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 to develop, she could imagine the effects that the continued lack of a state budget could have on the c...

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, these being external companies,” said Laura Frerichs, director of Research Parkbr.While external...

Startup fair offers diverse career opportunities for students

By Dan Corry

February 11, 2016

For the fourth time at the University, the entrepreneurial organization, Illinois Founders, will host a startup career fair.“Our mission is to help students gain the skills they need to be successful entrepreneurs, and also to expose students to entrepreneurship,” said Jay Bensal, senior in compute...

Year in Review: Technology

By Lilly Mashayek

December 10, 2015

By Lily MashayekStaff writer University Receives RecognitionSeveral University faculty members received awards this year: professor of physics Mats Selen was awarded with the national Professor of the Year Award, six University faculty members were chosen as Fellows of the American Association for the Adv...

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 Science Foundation, NSF, will be used to fund programs for women and minorities in entrepreneuri...

UI and Caterpillar relationship strong, despite cuts

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)

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 University graduates interested in working for the company?

Capital One digital lab presents new opportunities for company and UI

The Sierra building at Research Park.

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 students in The company hopes to create a hybrid model that will employ full-time and ...

Share the Vision to highlight University's pipeline of innovation

Aerospace Engineering professor Soon-Jo Chung holds a quadcopter while speaking at Share the Vision 2013, an annual research and start-up showcase sponsored by the Office of Technology Management and EnterpriseWorks.

By Emily Scott

October 6, 2015

The University’s pipeline of innovation flows stronger each year. To highlight this research, the fourth-annual “Share the Vision” technology showcase will connect researchers and start-ups with potential investors, companies and venture capitalists.Hosted by the Office of Technology Managemen...

University researchers develop technology to better diagnose middle ear disease

By Caeli Clearly

August 19, 2015

A team of researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, ECE, have developed a new technological device that will enable physicians to look through the eardrum to better visualize middle ear disease.According to the Mayo Clinic, middle ear disease, or an ear infection in the middle ear, is caused by bacteria or virus and while it is treatable, can be painful due to inflamm...

University launches Entrepreneurship at Illinois iVenture Accelerator

Students busy at work for the Illinois Summer Entrepreneurship Fellowship at Research Park on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

By Christopher Reinhart

June 28, 2015

This year, the University launched the Entrepreneurship at Illinois iVenture Accelerator, an opportunity for 36 students in 13 groups to work on their own startup companies.The year-long program is an educational accelerator for the University’s top student startups. Students in the...

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