The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has a vibrant and rapidly evolving innovation ecosystem. From our flagship Research Park and small business incubator to our wealth of entrepreneurial training and educational programs, Urbana-Champaign is a hotbed of research translation—and societal transformation. Many partners across campus work together to provide support and resources to the entrepreneurial community.
Check out the campus entrepreneurship portal.
Learn about the Technology Entrepreneur Center.
Join free entrepreneurship events at the Research Park—they are open to the community!
Subscribe to the Research Park newsletter to get emails with company news, programs, events, and regional resources.
Take a free tour of EnterpriseWorks, every Friday 4:00 to 4:30 P.M. Email the team to reserve your spot. Here are some examples of current companies and graduates.
Check out a crowd-sourced list of companies founded by people affiliated with UIUC.
Companies locate in the research park to recruit high-quality technical talent, collaborate with the University, and speed up the innovation process.
Explore the university’s vision for the state’s premier Research Park
Increasing incubation capacity and creating growth space for deep-tech and life science companies
Turn-key lab spaces for growth-stage agriculture and life science companies, and shorter-term leasing to industry partners/collaborators.