Serionix develops high performance, affordable technologies for water and air purification. Using fibrous activated carbon and ion-exchange materials, Serionix purification is differentiated by rapid rates of contaminant uptake, well-defined selectivity for targeted chemicals, and potential for low-cost production. Serionix aspires to contribute to local economic growth by developing and marketing or licensing technologies that improve people’s lives in an environmentally and socially responsible way.
The Product Manufactory (TPM) offers professional design and engineering services for customers performing product development. The services side of TPM works on a contract basis and engages with customers to develop concepts and prototypes based on their specifications and requirements.
Personify is creating a teleportation style video conferencing experience by using imaging and computer vision technology. Personify's technology powers some of the world's premiere experiences for immersive gaming, mobile imaging, and Virtual and Augmented Reality. Personify started as a research project at the University of Illinois, based on the pioneering work of Sanjay Patel and Minh Do. The company has attracted partnerships from technology companies like Intel, AMD, and SAP.
Sabia, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, sells and services PGNAA (prompt gamma neutron activation analysis) instrumentation systems that provide customers with process improvements based on real-time materials analyses. PGNAA provides an analysis of element composition of bulk materials and is heavily used in industries such as cement manufacture, coal mining, and minerals mining. SABIA offers a variety of services for companies that use any nuclear instruments, including nuclear source replenishment, maintenance of PGNAA analyzers, radiation surveys, commissioning and decommissioning gauges, leak tests and RSO services and training.
HercuTech Inc. manufactures and markets HercuWall, a panelized concrete wall system that is used in lieu of concrete block wall and wood frame construction in new residential and commercial building structures. HercuWall is the product of years of engineering, development, and testing resulting in a building technology that exceeds concrete block wall construction in strength, performance and speed of installation. HercuWall affords owners hurricane zone ratings and energy efficiency, while benefiting contractors and developers with shorter construction cycles and scalability at a cost typically less than concrete block construction.
Diagnostic Photonics, Inc. is developing an intraoperative device that can be used for real-time assessment of breast cancer tumor margins based on the work of Dr. Stephen Boppart and Dr. Paul Scott Carney from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Diagnostic Photonics’ device is rooted in Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), a unique imaging modality that allows for non-invasive, cross sectional optical imaging in biological media with high resolution.
Clearstream was originally founded as a video verification company in 2011 by advertising industry veterans. Advertisers have been clamoring for a seemingly small amount of premium inventory, and consequently overpaying in a vicious supply and demand economy. Using a combination of object and audio detection, ground-breaking viewability technology, and comprehensive content and audience targeting capabilities, Clearstream provides brands with a TV-like buying experience in a progressive, digital world. Clearstream was acquired by an international, full service advertising agency in November, 2015.
Adrenaline Mobility offered fast mobile web browsers and fast & secure operating systems for mobile devices that deliver a superior user experience. The company was acquired by Twitter in April, 2014.
Caterva was originally created to develop a real-time social marketing platform. The web-based software enabled marketers to identify potential new customers and message to them over social network services like Twitter and Facebook. In March, 2013, Caterva was merged into Infochimps, Inc., a cloud services company offering “big data” management solutions to enterprise customers. Infochimps was sold to Computer Sciences Corporation in August, 2013.
Innara Health is a commercial stage medical device company developing and selling pulsatile neurostimulation products that address the overwhelming problem of incompetent feeding in premature infants. Innara’s first product, the NTrainer™ System, solves this problem by assessing and treating their dysfunctional oral feeding, accelerating healthy development and enabling them to leave the hospital sooner.
ANDalyze, Inc. was founded in 2005 to focus on catalytic DNA biosensor technology for detecting heavy metals, diverse analytes, and biological molecules. The technology was developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Prof. Yi Lu. Professor Lu has developed a superior methodology for detecting and quantifying analyte levels based on the discovery of the catalytic property of DNA (DNAzymes). This technology is a universal platform that offers a simple, fast, inexpensive, and reliable detection of trace metals and other analytes.
Phi Optics Inc. offers an affordable light microscopy device with label-free, non-invasive, quantitative, nanoscale, 3D tomographic and real-time information capabilities all rolled into one, at a very attractive price point. As its initial product offering, Phi Optics is delivering a combination hardware-software platform that is a turn-key system inclusive of the industry-leading Zeiss microscope stand. The company was founded by world renowned scientist and author, Gabriel Popescu.
Snapshot Energy’s patent-pending “algae loop” technology produces a bio-crude oil product from enhanced hydro-thermal conversion of organic waste feedstock. Using this proprietary process, Snapshot Energy will develop local energy centers that do not require the traditional costs and environmental impact of exploration, recovery, transportation, refinement, and eventual distribution of hydrocarbon-based liquid fuels.
ImmuVen, Inc. was acquired by a major pharmaceutical company in December, 2014. The company features a powerful, emerging life science technology -- high-affinity T cell receptors, a novel class of immune-targeting drugs and diagnostic agents.
The Personal Glucose Meter (PGM) is a widely available and proven medical device that is used by millions of diabetics around the globe. Today’s glucose meter is the culmination of over 30 years of engineering and development efforts to make it do one thing extraordinarily well: measure blood glucose levels anytime, anywhere. GlucoSentient has developed a powerful technology that is transforming the PGM into a device that is capable of quantitatively and conveniently detecting other non-glucose targets.
Oso Technologies offers a wireless, internet connected soil moisture monitoring system – Plant Link -- that helps gardeners save water and keep their plants healthy. By waiting to water plants until they really need it, gardeners can cut back on their water use and help their plants live longer, healthier lives. Oso’s built in optional Facebook and Twitter connectivity gives gardeners the tools they need to easily share their gardening habits with friends and family.