Research Park Events

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Monday, June 24, 2024

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

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    • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign

    Assemble your teams! Join us on Wednesday, June 26 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM for the Research Park Hackathon. This one-day hackathon is a team competition open to anyone working for an organization in the Research Park. This is an exciting and fast-paced event where teams can create together.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Monday, July 1, 2024

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Monday, July 8, 2024

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Friday, July 12, 2024

Monday, July 15, 2024

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

  • SBA Road Tour
    • 8:30 am
    • Illinois Conference Center, 111 St. Mary's Road, Champaign, Illinois 61820

    The Research Park at the University of Illinois will host the Illinois tour stop – an outreach effort that connects innovators and entrepreneurs to non-dilutive, technology funding opportunities provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, known as “America’s Seed Fund.”

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Friday, July 19, 2024

Monday, July 22, 2024

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Thursday, July 25, 2024

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    • 4:00 - 5:30 pm
    • Atkins Patio, 1800 S Oak St, Champaign, IL

    Join us to recognize and celebrate the amazing work of student interns working in the Research Park. Everyone in the Research Park is welcome to join us for a picnic and the intern awards. Sign up to attend our annual Research Park Intern Awards on July 25 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM on the Atkins Patio.

  • Houlihans
    • 6:00 - 8:00 pm
    • 1902 S. First St, Champaign, IL, 61820

    Join the Research Park at Houlihan's for Patio Play on Thursdays this spring and summer. Enjoy live music and drink specials from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Tuesday, July 30, 2024

    • 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks Lot, 60 Hazelwood Drive

    Join us on Tuesday, July 30 for the Research Park Blood Drive from 10:00am to 1:30pm in the EnterpriseWorks Lot.

Friday, August 2, 2024

    • 9:00 - 10:00 am
    • EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive

    Startup companies and their employees who work within the EnterpriseWorks building are invited to join us for networking and breakfast from 9 to 10 AM on the first Friday of every month. 

Friday, August 9, 2024

Friday, August 16, 2024

Thursday, August 29, 2024

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    • 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    • Atkins Building Patio and Lawn, 1800 S Oak St

    Join us for our monthly “Fire At Five” Happy Hour to network with other interns and professionals who work in the Research Park on Thursday, August 29, 2024, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the Atkins Patio and Lawn.

Thursday, September 5, 2024

  • Block Party
    • 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    • Atkin's Patio & Lawn, 1800 S Oak St, Champaign, IL

    Join us on Thursday, September 5 for the Research Park Block Party! Research Park is the premier technology hub on campus made up of 120+ companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500s. Take advantage of the resources and opportunities Research Park offers students this September 5 at our annual Block Party. 

Friday, September 6, 2024

    • 9:00 - 10:00 am
    • EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive

    Startup companies and their employees who work within the EnterpriseWorks building are invited to join us for networking and breakfast from 9 to 10 AM on the first Friday of every month. 

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive

    Join the Data Science User Group on Friday, September 6 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. The user group aims to build a community of interest around data science to foster learning, collaboration, and networking.

Thursday, September 12, 2024

    • 8:00 - 9:30 am
    • Illinois Conference Center (1900 South First Street, Champaign)

    Research Park and the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation invite you to join us for AgTech Breakfast from 8:00-9:30 AM on Thursday, September 12, 2024 at the Illinois Conference Center.

Friday, September 13, 2024

Friday, September 20, 2024

Thursday, September 26, 2024

  • Fire At Five Generic Logo
    • 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    • Atkins Building Patio, 1800 S Oak St

    Join us for our monthly “Fire At Five” Happy Hour to network with other interns and professionals who work in the Research Park on Thursday, September 26, 2024, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the Atkins Patio.

Friday, October 4, 2024

    • 9:00 - 10:00 am
    • EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive

    Startup companies and their employees who work within the EnterpriseWorks building are invited to join us for networking and breakfast from 9 to 10 AM on the first Friday of every month. 

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive

    Join the Data Science User Group on Friday, October 4 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. The user group aims to build a community of interest around data science to foster learning, collaboration, and networking.

Friday, October 11, 2024

Friday, October 18, 2024

Thursday, October 24, 2024

  • Fire At Five Generic Logo
    • 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    • Atkins Building Patio and Lawn, 1800 S Oak St

    Join us for our monthly “Fire At Five” Happy Hour to network with other interns and professionals who work in the Research Park on Thursday, October 24, 2024, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the Atkins Patio.

Friday, November 1, 2024

    • 9:00 - 10:00 am
    • EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive

    Startup companies and their employees who work within the EnterpriseWorks building are invited to join us for networking and breakfast from 9 to 10 AM on the first Friday of every month. 

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive

    Join the Data Science User Group on Friday, November 1 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. The user group aims to build a community of interest around data science to foster learning, collaboration, and networking.

Friday, November 8, 2024

Friday, November 15, 2024

Wednesday, December 4, 2024

    • 8:00 - 9:30 am
    • Illinois Conference Center (1900 South First Street, Champaign)

    Research Park and the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation invite you to join us for AgTech Breakfast from 8:00-9:30 AM on Wednesday, December 4 at the Illinois Conference Center.

Friday, December 6, 2024

    • 9:00 - 10:00 am
    • EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive

    Startup companies and their employees who work within the EnterpriseWorks building are invited to join us for networking and breakfast from 9 to 10 AM on the first Friday of every month. 

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive

    Join the Data Science User Group on Friday, December 6 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. The user group aims to build a community of interest around data science to foster learning, collaboration, and networking.

Friday, December 13, 2024

Friday, December 20, 2024

Saturday, March 1, 2025

  • Research Park Generic Logo
    • All Day
    • EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive

    The 2025 AgTech Hackathon will be on Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2 at EnterpriseWorks. This two-day hackathon is an exciting and fast-paced team competition open to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students interested in AgTech.

Sunday, March 2, 2025

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    • All Day
    • EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive

    The 2025 AgTech Hackathon will be on Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2 at EnterpriseWorks. This two-day hackathon is an exciting and fast-paced team competition open to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students interested in AgTech.

Thursday, March 6, 2025

  • AgTech 2025 Save the Date
    • All Day
    • Illinois Conference Center, 1900 S First St, Champaign, IL

    One of the premier AgTech hubs in the nation, Champaign-Urbana is uniquely positioned to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and industry for learning, networking and advancing this sector.