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A $100,000 factory job. What's uncool about that?

Article Source: CNNMoney, Parija Kavilanz, February 27, 2012 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — What’s uncool about a $100,000 factory job? These days not much. In fact, factory jobs — once considered back-breaking and low-paying — have become high-tech and high-salaried. Still young people don’t get it, say factory owners, who can’t find enough skilled workers. “When I was Read more »

Innovation awards honor those ‘foolish enough to try’

Article Source: The News Gazette, Don Dodson, February 24, 2012 URBANA — What’s the common bond of most innovators and entrepreneurs? According to Nuvixa founder Sanjay Patel, they’re “foolish enough to try things they shouldn’t be trying” and have “the stubbornness of mind” to persist in those efforts. On Thursday, Patel and 10 other entrepreneurial Read more »

Research Park Innovators Win Big at Innovation Celebration

Article Source: University of Illinois Research Park, February 24, 2012 Several companies and individuals with close ties to Research Park won awards at Thursday night’s 7th annual Innovation Celebration. Research Park director Laura Frerichs was the emcee for the event, which took place at the Beckman Institute. Innovation Celebration recognizes those individuals and organizations that have Read more »

Entrepreneurship, innovation flourish at UI, Parkland, Champaign businesses

Article Source: The Daily Illini, Thomas Thoren, February 23, 2012 Champaign County’s entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. Local inventors and innovators were honored at the 2012 Innovation Celebration held Monday evening at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. There were 10 awards given to recipients ranging from local business owners to up-and-coming entrepreneurs who Read more »

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 »