University of Illinois Research Park
The Research Park at the University of Illinois is a collaboration between the university and Fox/Atkins Development, LLC. It is designed to encourage research and development by private industry, while providing access to numerous amenities including the benefits of:
Leading faculty who can offer expertise and world-class research in relevant fields for a specific business purposes. Faculty often help as consultants, engage through Research Park startups, and provide guidance to companies on a wide range of topics.
An exceptional student population providing a year-round workforce allowing companies flexibility in setting up teams with high skills to rapidly work on projects with interdisciplinary teams while also creating a pipeline for full-time recruitment.
Local peer community of companies in the Research Park that share best practices with each other in a close-knit community. Site directors, employees, and interns network with each other at many of the regularly offered information sharing events, social activities, and skill development opportunities.
National recognition with reoccurring placement on lists such as Forbes.com “12 Business Incubators Changing The World.” the University of Illinois Research Park is known for supporting entrepreneurship and facilitating innovation.