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  • There are currently more than 60 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • IEPQ

    Helping educators improve Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students. Founded by James Shriner from the College of Education; the company is located in the EnterpriseWorks incubator.

    Champaign, IL
  • Intelinair

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

    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
  • Nutritional Data Services
  • 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
  • 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
  • Autonomic Materials

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

    Champaign, IL
  • Eden Park Illumination

    Commercializing Microcavity Plamsa "microplasma" lighting technology.

    Champaign, IL
  • ElectronInks

    Developing new electronic modules, lessons and kits. 

    Austin, TX
  • Hoowaki

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

    Pendleton, SC
  • Inspirit IoT

    Designing solutions to enhance machine learning applications. Founded by Deming Chen from the College of Engineering; the company is located in the EnterpriseWorks incubator.

    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
  • Reconstruct

    Improving efficiency in the construction industry by using images of job sites to measure work completed, find plan deviations, and predict risk for delay. Founded by Mani Golparvar Fard from the College of Engineering; the company is located in the EnterpriseWorks incubator.

    Champaign, IL
  • 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
  • Applied Geo-Imaging Solutions

    Training and consultation on how to use remote sensing technologies to reduce the risk of groundwater contamination. Founded by Christopher Stohr, formerly with the Illinois State Geological Survey.

    Catlin, IL
  • 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
  • Snapshot Energy

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

    Champaign, IL
  • 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
  • Global Food and Ag Network

    Offering MarketMaker, a national network connecting farmers and fishermen with food retailers, grocery stores, and processors. MarketMaker is available in 20 states. Founded by Darlene and Richard Knipe, formerly with the College of ACES.

    Coal Valley, IL
  • 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