Innovation Celebration Finalists

Champaign, IL – The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation, the University of Illinois’ Technology Entrepreneur Center, Research Park, Office of Technology Management, Office of Corporate Relations and Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership, along with Parkland College, Singleton Law Firm, P.C., IllinoisVENTURES, Fox/Atkins Development, LLC, Serra Ventures and Hanson Financial, Inc., are pleased to sponsor the Seventh Annual Innovation Read more »

WICD-TV Features Dioxide Materials

Article Source: WICD, James Fillmore CHAMPAIGN– Dioxide Materials is located within Research Park at the University of Illinois. The company has discovered new technology for carbon dioxide sensing and remediation. C.E.O. Rich Masel says, “One of the key things we’re trying to do is to lower the amount of electricity used, lower your utility bill, Read more »


Information Source: UC2B website What is UC2B? UC2B is an intergovernmental consortium of the University of Illinois and the cities of Urbana and Champaign dedicated to building and operating an open-access fiber-optic broadband network throughout the Champaign-Urbana area. The project is made possible by a $22.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Read more »

Scott R. White’s Self-Healing Circuits

Article Source: Bloomberg Businessweek January 26, 2012, By: Karen A. Frenkel The University of Illinois engineering professor creates self-healing materials, and has successfully applied the idea to electronic circuits. Scott R. White has an unusual distinction for a scientist: His work has inspired jokes on late-night TV. Researchers “have developed a plastic that repairs itself,” said Jay Read more »

SBDC has two certified FastTrac® facilitators

Greg Gonda and Chirag Shah with the Small Business Development Center at the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation have been certified as facilitators in the Kauffman Foundation FastTrac® workshops. FastTrac® programs are practical, hands-on business development courses designed to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage and grow successful businesses. FastTrac® participants don’t Read more »