EnterpriseWorks is a 43,000 square foot startup business incubator in the Research Park for early stage tech firms. It is owned and operated by the University of Illinois to help launch successful start-up companies. Since the Research Park opened in 2001, our incubator facilities have become the launching pad for over 140 startup companies. EnterpriseWorks provides an ideal environment for starting a high-growth technology venture with 24 full wet-labs, furnished office space, an extensive array of shared equipment, server co-location facilities, and conference rooms with complete presentation facilities and high-speed wireless Internet access. EnterpriseWorks also offers many support services for its clients including an Entrepreneur-in-Residence program, I-Start professional launch services, weekly programming and events, and assistance with startup operations.
The Research Park at the University of Illinois provides an environment where technology-based businesses can work with the research faculty and students at UIUC to take advantage of opportunities for collaborative research and easy access to University labs, equipment, and services. Located on campus, the Research Park is now home to more than 80 companies and growing, employing over 1,400 people in high-technology careers.
At any given time over 400 UIUC student interns with leading-edge technical skills are working in these companies gaining valuable work experience while making real contributions to internal corporate R&D and product development programs. Publically traded firms in the Research Park include: ADM, Abbott Laboratories, Caterpillar, Qualcomm, Deere & Company, Littelfuse, Riverbed, SAIC, Sony, State Farm, and Yahoo. The Research Park is also home to 40+ startup companies that are commercializing technology.