13 episodes

Tune in to hear insightful conversations on fascinating industry innovations with members of the Research Park community- startups, corporations, students, and alumni.

The Research Park at University of Illinois is a leading hub for tech commercialization with a unique environment that cultivates startups and increases capabilities for established companies. The mixed-use composition promotes creative collisions and interdisciplinary collaborations, strengthening the bridge between campus and community. Located at UIUC, Research Park has 120+ companies and growing. researchpark.illinois.edu

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Tune in to hear insightful conversations on fascinating industry innovations with members of the Research Park community- startups, corporations, students, and alumni.

The Research Park at University of Illinois is a leading hub for tech commercialization with a unique environment that cultivates startups and increases capabilities for established companies. The mixed-use composition promotes creative collisions and interdisciplinary collaborations, strengthening the bridge between campus and community. Located at UIUC, Research Park has 120+ companies and growing. researchpark.illinois.edu

    Cozad 2022 Winners Showcase

    Cozad 2022 Winners Showcase

    This is a very special episode of the series, and a bit different than our usual podcasts. The Cozad New Venture Competition is an annual event at University of Illinois which attracts student teams looking to get funding and support for their innovative ideas. There were some incredible winners this year, and this episode profiles the 3 top place finishers-- all who received thousands of dollars in funding from the Research Park and other UIUC entities. Tune in to hear from Jonathan Politzki (Nephra), Jeffrey Lu (Ferritiva), and Namin Shah (Haylon Technologies) as they talk about about their ventures, Cozad journeys, and tips for aspiring student entrepreneurs.

    Visit researchpark.illinois.edu/podcast for other podcast episodes.

    • 42 min
    Chinmay Soman: Robotics and the Future of Agriculture

    Chinmay Soman: Robotics and the Future of Agriculture

    Chinmay is Co-Founder and CEO of EarthSense, an agricultural robotics and AI company that is developing a technology platform to support the next generation of sustainable and large-scale agriculture.

    Tune in to hear the fascinating origin story of his company, his perspective on agtech trends, and more!

    Visit researchpark.illinois.edu/podcast for other podcast episodes.

    • 15 min
    Dr. Mani Golparvar & Scotty Greenburg: Using AI To Revolutionize the Construction Industry

    Dr. Mani Golparvar & Scotty Greenburg: Using AI To Revolutionize the Construction Industry

    Dr. Mani Golparvar, Co-Founder, and Scotty Greenburg, Head of Marketing, join the podcast to share how their company Reconstruct is using AI to revolutionize construction planning & management for thousands of projects around the world.  

    Reconstruct is a tech company founded in Champaign and now based in Menlo Park, California. Their AI powered Visual Command Center has revolutionized monitoring of large scale construction projects, and Reconstruct is now the industry "leader in remote quality control and progress monitoring".

    Learn more at https://reconstructinc.com.

    Visit researchpark.illinois.edu for job postings, other podcast episodes, and more.

    • 30 min
    Eli Lazar: SNOOZing with Tech

    Eli Lazar: SNOOZing with Tech

    Eli is the Co-Founder and CTO of SNOOZ, a consumer electronics company that focuses on controlling airflow and acoustics to turn a bedroom into a haven for sleep. SNOOZ’s flagship product is a white noise machine and they are currently in 2000 hotel rooms around the country.

    Tune in to this episode to hear about Eli's journey from UIUC student to CTO, his inspiration to create this product, and what's on his roadmap for the future of the company!

    Visit getsnooz.com to get yours today, and visit researchpark.illinois.edu for job postings, other podcast episodes, and more.

    • 34 min
    Trevor George & Meghan Reynolds: Disrupting the Marine Industry with Tech

    Trevor George & Meghan Reynolds: Disrupting the Marine Industry with Tech

    Trevor is the Site Director for the Brunswick Corporation’s Innovation center located in the Research Park, and Meghan is a Software Engineering Intern. Brunswick is an industry leader in the marine space and they manufacture recreational boats, marine engines, and other products.  The Brunswick I-Jet Lab at the University of Illinois Research Park works on prototypes to modernize and improve customer experience. 

    Tune in to this episode to hear about what Brunswick works on at the Research Park, their recent CES Show display, and the intern experience!

    • 31 min
    Deana McDonagh: The Importance of Design

    Deana McDonagh: The Importance of Design

    Dr. Deana McDonagh is a Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Illinois as well as the Designer-in-Residence at the Research Park. Dr. McDonagh is an experienced strategist who works with startups at the Research Park to help them incorporate design thinking in their development workflow in order to improve user experience and create delightful products for consumers. 

    Tune in to the episode to hear about her journey, perspective on design in tech, and what kind of support she offers to students & faculty at Research Park. 

    Visit researchpark.illinois.edu for job postings, social  platforms, and more.

    • 30 min

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Underrated hub of great entrepreneurship

Excellent start to what should be a great podcast series. The University of Illinois has such great innovation coming out and has for many years.

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