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  • There are currently more than 50 active startups launched based on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign IP.

    Our portfolio of companies includes:

  • ANDAlyze

    Offers products for testing water contamination using catalytic DNA technologies.

    Champaign, IL
  • Aptimmune Biologics

    Specializes in the development and application of prophylactic measures against viral diseaes of swine.

    Champaign, IL
  • BioNanoCon

    Providing recombinant proteins based on Nanodisc technology that support membrane protein drug development. Founded by Stephen Sligar from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. 

    Urbana, IL
  • Catylix

    Specializes in the development of novel catalysts and reagants for chemical synthesis.

    Champaign, IL
  • Diagnostic Photonics

    Develops imaging technology that helps clinicians see tissue at the microscopic level and provide crucial histiological insight when it's needed most.

    Chicago, IL
  • GlucoSentient, Inc.

    Detects drug molecules, contaminates, and adulterants using personal glucose meters.

    Champaign, IL
  • Immuven, Inc.

    Develops novel drugs that can be used to treat infectious diseases and cancer.

    Champaign, IL
  • Metabolomx

    Developed technology enabling the identification of lung cancer from breath.

    Mountain View, CA
  • Orbis Biosciences

    Orbis aims to change the way people think about controlling particles — size, orphology, and porosity.

    Kansas City, KS
  • Phi Optics

    Phi Optics develops optical imaging systems through its Quantitative Phase Imaging platform.

    Champaign, IL
  • PhotoniCare

    Developing a handheld imagining tool for physicians to quickly and accurately diagnose middle ear infections.

    Champaign, IL
  • Prenosis

    Developing faster and more precise diagnostic tools such as LifeCounts, the rst complete blood count handheld diagnostic device. Co-founded by Rashid Bashir and Bobby Reddy from the College of Engineering. The company is located in the EnterpriseWorks incubator. 

    Champaign, IL
  • Revolution Medicines

    Developing new therapies through an approach that harnesses the complex chemicals of life by reconfiguring natural substances into best-in-class medicines.

    Redwood City, CA
  • SpectroClick

    Allows poor array detectors, either stand-alone digital cameras or cameras in tablet computers or cell phones, to measure signals over a wide range of intensities, thus enabling anyone to measure water purity, soil chemistry, and even some medical diagnostics.

    Champaign, IL
  • Vanquish Oncology

    A drug development company that focuses on targeting molecular defects in specific cancer cells to create personalized oncology therapeutics for unmet or underserved cancer markets. 

    Champaign, IL
  • Williamsfield Seed Company

    Offers farming industry wholesale varieties of conventional soybeans and promotes Illinois non-GMO soybean varieties. 

    Williamsfield, IL
  • Aqueous Solutions

    Uses a set of software tools for solving water quality problems, including those encountered in environmental protection and remediation, the petroleum industry, and mine wastewater planning.

    Champaign, IL
  • Armored Computing

    Provides low-cost, scalable software solutions to build and evaluate high-availability applications and systems.

    Champaign, IL
  • Autoscout

    Providing real-time football video analytics to assist coaches. Developed by Shaunak Ahuja and based on technology developed at the University’s Advanced Digital Sciences Center in Singapore, AutoScout is headquartered in the EnterpriseWorks incubator. 

    Champaign, IL
  • Charmworks, Inc.

    Creates robust versions of the University's software that helps programmers write science and engineering applications for powerful computers.

  • Embedor Technologies

    Monitoring the structural condition of civil infrastructure through the use of wireless sensors. Founded by Gul Agha, Bill Spencer and Kirill Mechitov from the College of Engineering. The company is located in the EnterpriseWorks incubator. 

    Champaign, IL
  • eText, Inc.

    Delivers textbooks and classroom materials with multimedia, notes, and assignments directly embedded. 

    Champaign, IL
  • HDF Group

    Ensures the sustainable development of HDF technologies and the ongoing accessibility of HDF-stored data.

    Champaign, IL
  • Illiac Software, Inc.

    Offering the Harmonia software, which aims to replace paper-based music theory with enriched PDF documents that allow content to be created, edited, searched, annotated, automatically analyzed, and automatically graded.

    Champaign, IL
  • Illumia

    Provides knowledge, analysis, measurement, and consulting services for safety and risk management, and performance understanding in high reliability organizations.

    Champaign, IL
  • Intelinair

    Delivers actionable intelligence from aerial data for quick decision making in mission-critical applications.

    Champaign, IL
  • LK4

    Licensed a University technology that provides a simple way to create web versions of Microsoft Office documents that are more accessible and useable by everyone, including people with disabilities.

    Champaign, IL
  • Multicoreware, Inc.

    A software and systems integration solutions company that provides heterogeneous multicore solutions for high performance computing applications.

    Urbana, IL
  • Network Perception

    Developing and launching firewall analysis technology for critical infrastructures.

    Champaign, IL
  • Pattern Insight

    Brings powerful data mining technology to the advanced, real-time analysis of source code, changing how software-intensive products are developed, tested and supported.

    San Diego, CA
  • Personify, Inc.

    Provides customers with presence through a virtual green-screen during video chats, where they can chat with friends in virtual space complete with interesting backgrounds.

    Champaign, IL
  • Proteinaceous

    Uses a protein identification software system called ProSight PC, which allows identification and characterization of intact proteins and their post-translational modifications using the method of top-down sequencing.

  • Rithmio

    Building a platform for gesture recognition and control using software that integrates with any motion-sensing device to learn, track, and analyze gestures.

    Champaign, IL
  • Runtime Verification

    A computing system analysis and execution approach based on extracting information from a running system and using it to detect and possibly react to observed behaviors satisfying or violating certain properties. 

    Champaign, IL
  • SFM Technology, Inc.

    A software development and engineering services company, providing products and services to enable scalable flexible manufacturing.

    Urbana, IL
  • ShareThis

    Allows users to share content from anywhere to anyone, while simultaneously enabling publishers and advertisers to tape the value of sharing.

    Palo Alto, CA
  • SurfCanyon

    A licensed internet search technology.

    San Francisco, CA
  • Text-IE, Inc

    Currently developing products and solutions that leverage the founders' expertise in the areas of machine learning, natural language processing, information extraction, and text mining. 

    Champaign, IL
  • Veriflow Systems

    Developing a new approach to realize highly secure and dependable computer networks.

    Champaign, IL
  • WayMark Systems

    Facilitating stakeholder alignment in complex systems. The company is located in the EnterpriseWorks incubator. 

    Champaign, IL
  • Autonumonic Materials

    Developing self-healing technologies that extend the lifetime of coatings. 

    Champaign, IL
  • Cbana Labs

    Commercializing absorbents as well as microfluidic and microanalytical devices. 

    Champaign, IL
  • Eden Park Illumination

    Commercializing Microcavity Plamsa "microplasma" lighting technology.

    Champaign, IL
  • ElectronInks

    Developing new electronic modules, lessons and kits. 

    Austin, TX
  • EpiWorks

    Develops epi-wafters that are tailored for optimal performance in photonics and RF semiconductor components.

    Champaign, IL
  • Hoowaki

    Develops microtechnology for improved, functional surfaces on extruded products and processes. 

    Pendleton, SC
  • Inprentus

    Commercializing a dual-atomic microscope scribing technology for performing nanolithography via plastic deformation of metallic surfaces. 

    Champaign, IL
  • InstaRecon

    A supplier of technology and services to imaging scanner equipment makers and supply chain parteners, increasing the computational efficiency of image construction in CT, PET, SPECT, and MRI.

    Champaign, IL
  • Madbone, Inc.

    Designing innovative brass instrument leadpipes and mouthpieces, such as the multi-tapered MADPipe. Based on the research of Ph.D. graduate Matthew Dixon, from the College of Fine and Applied Arts. 

    Champaign, IL
  • MC10

    Developing processes and applications that enable high performance electronics to be placed in novel environments and form factors.

    Cambridge, MA
  • Microlution

    A machine tool manufacturer, specializing in building high performance CNC machine tools that have been optimized to fabricate small high precision parts.

    Chicago, IL
  • MRM Protasis

    Develops the highest mass sensitivity attainable using miniaturized NMR detector flowcells and microcoils.

  • QEOS

    Pioneers the commercial development of high speed, low cost, and power efficient fiber optics communication solutions based on the Tilted Charge Dynamics technology platform. 

    Meleka, Malaysia
  • Semprius

    Develops low cost, high performance concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules to make solar-power generation economically viable in sunny, dry climates. 

    Durham, NC
  • Transportation Engineering Solutions and Technologies (TEST)

    Helping highway and tollway authorities assess the sustainability of roadway construction and operations. Developed by Imad Al-Qadi from the College of Engineering and located in the EnterpriseWorks incubator. 

    Champaign, IL
  • Voxel8

    Developing the first multi-material 3D electronics printers in the world. Based on the research of Jennifer Lewis, formerly from the College of Engineering. 

    Somerville, MA
  • Wearifi

    Developing lightweight, wearable near- eld communication technology with potential uses ranging from patient monitoring to consumer transaction payments. Based on the research of John Rogers, formerly from the College of Engineering. The company is located in the EnterpriseWorks incubator. 

    Champaign, IL
  • X-CelePrint, Ltd.

    A cost-effective and scalable manufacturing platform for integrating microscale devices such as lasers, LEDs or integrated circuits onto non-native substrates. 

    Cork, Ireland
  • Xerion Battery Corp

    Exploring a novel method of using nanotechnology to increase ion transport and energy extraction to produce a new electrode architecture called StructurePore.

    Champaign, IL
  • Cornboard Manufacturing

    Manufacturing a wood alternative that can reduce the consumption of natural resources and the amount of CO2 released in the atmosphere. 

    Frisco, TX
  • Dioxide Materials

    Develops and licenses new technology for CO2 remediation.

    Boca Raton, FL
  • EP Purification

    Manufacturing environmentally sound systems for the purification of air and water.

    Champaign, IL
  • Maize Processing Innovators (MPI)

    The exclusive marketer of the patented wet fraction process, known as Quick Germ / Quick Fiber (QQ), that can be added to any dry grind ethanol plant to enhance coproduct value and improve overall fermentation and energy efficiency. 

    Champaign, IL
  • Newell Instruments, Inc.

    Develops and manufacturer electronic concentration sensors for energy conversion, air conditioning, refrigeration, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, controls and instrumentation, solar energy, and building technology.

    Urbana, IL
  • Serionix

    Develops high performance technologies for water and air purification. 

    Champaign, IL
  • Snapshot Energy

    Explores ways to reuse waste-water for biomas production to create crude oil.

    Champaign, IL
  • SolarBridge

    A leading developer of solutions that reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) in solar installations.

    Austin, TX
  • Ag-Sensus

    Helping farmers analyze and manage crop data with a precision farming operating and remote-sensing system. Created by Lei Tian from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. The company is located in the EnterpriseWorks incubator. 

    Champaign, IL
  • FarmGate Blog

    Integrated information about a variety of agricultural topics, including crop and animal sciences, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, and veterinary medicine. 

    Illinois
  • Prairie Gold, Inc

    A technology and development company with a portfolio of patented technologies related to the production of high-value products from corn.

    Bloomington, IL