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.
Cardea's focus is creating products and applications that enable precision healthcare by improving diagnostic ease, speed, and cost. Cardea is a biotech company based in San Diego, CA. Begun in late 2013, it is the first company to combine expertise in biology, nanotechnology, surface chemistry, engineering, and manufacturing to create practical and scaleable graphene biological field effect transistor (BioFET) products.
Albert.io, which launched in 2013, has won over students and teachers alike through their personalized, interactive study guides that give real time feedback. It is a true study platform for high level math and science courses. Their aim is to provide helpful study guides not just for the ambitious high school student, but for future engineers, physicists, and mathematicians. Think Sparknotes, but for multivariable calculus.
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.
Record a conversation with anyone, anywhere in the world, on any device, and have it sound like you’re in the same room at the same time. RINGR offers a free and premium software application which allows users to record studio-quality audio interviews. The technology eliminates staticky phone calls on the radio or warbly internet audio on podcasts. The Ringr technology changes the whole interview experience.
Inprentus manufactures blazed diffraction gratings for x-ray and extreme ultraviolet light (EUV). Inprentus was founded in June 2012 by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign physics professor Peter Abbamonte to commercialize an innovative, dual-atomic microscope scribing technology - a technique for carrying out nano-scale lithography via mechanical deformation of metallic surfaces. X-ray diffraction gratings are used by many academic institutions, government laboratories, and Fortune 500 companies at synchrotron radiation facilities for a variety of scientific and commercial applications.
Spinlight creates enriching play experiences that invite children to tap, touch and discover, turning the facts they need to know into the games they want to play. Since 2011, that simple philosophy led to a long list of awards from some of the most prestigious names in childhood learning, including multiple Parents’ Choice Awards and ON for Learning Awards. Spinlight was acquired by Codagami in July, 2015. Codagami is a global leader in enterprise solutions, providing custom desktop software, cloud migration and mobile applications for a long list of Fortune 500 companies.
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.
Persio’s multi-channel marketing and decisioning platform puts the power of personalization into marketers’ hands. Built to meet the needs of retailers, Persio works with with marketers’ existing data sources, technology solutions, deployment channels, and identity resolution services to establish a unified customer record so that marketers can deploy data-driven and personalized campaigns across web, email, SMS, mobile apps, and other sales channels. Persio empowers marketers to deliver relevant offers to customers at their most responsive point.
Shotfarm's Product Content Network is the first end-to-end solution for the management and exchange of product information that meets the demands of the entire ecommerce industry. Free and simple core functionality combines with a suite of affordable and powerful upgrade options to make Shotfarm instantly useful and infinitely scalable. One system, any format, thousands of retailers and manufacturers.
640 Labs was acquired by Monsanto Climate Corp. 640 Labs is a precision farming platform that collects, analyzes and distributes data, effectively optimizing farming operations. Farmers have proven to be willing adopters of technology if it provides value. Today, over 35% of all corn, wheat, and soybean farmers are using GPS auto-steered tractors to maximize yield. Now is the time to bring the power of analytics, mobile technologies and cloud computing to provide valuable insight and productivity improvements to farming.
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.
Adarza BioSystems, Inc. is a label-free platform technology that enables the simultaneous detection of hundreds of analytes in a single drop of fluid. Founded in 2008, Adarza has developed a highly sensitive label-free diagnostic platform capable of measuring 100s more individual proteins than the best multiplex immunoassays available today. The Arrayed Imaging Reflectometry (AIR™) is a label-free platform technology that enables the simultaneous detection of hundreds of analytes in a single drop of fluid. Adarza delivers industry leading precision, accuracy, and robustness enabling highly multiplexed protein detection with high sensitivity and specificity.
LISNR is a high frequency, inaudible Smart Tone technology; a new communication protocol that sends data over audio. It is a digital sound file that turns any speaker or piece of media into a beacon, working seamlessly across physical and digital spaces more effectively than all current solutions in the marketplace, most notably Bluetooth and traditional ACR. The present business model targets content creators and brands, providing them a distribution platform for mobile that delivers unparalleled second screen experiences and proximity based messaging via the smart tones’ identification and triggering capabilities
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.
OceanComm has developed a high-speed wireless underwater modem which enables wireless video streaming underwater and wireless remote control of underwater vehicles. Currently, the oil and gas industry heavily relies on remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to find and produce resources offshore. These vehicles are all tethered today, which results in significant operational costs. A wireless solution could eliminate the costs of having to tether an ROV.
Tunespeak is a musician-to-fan reward platform that is the brainchild of two St. Louis musicians. Tunespeak connects bands to their most loyal and influential fans, rewarding fans for listening, sharing and promoting bands on their existing social media networks.
Kypha seeks to discover, develop and commercialize innovative in-vitro diagnostic biomarker tests within the inflammation and autoimmune space. The plan is for these tests to become standard of care, having application across a wide range of indications that include: lupus, stroke, traumatic brain injury, preeclampsia, infection, kidney disease, and transplant rejection. Potential implications include earlier prediction of adverse events, optimizing treatment options, and overall better patient disease management.
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.
Shop & Support is a proprietary program that brings consumers new ways to support their favorite charities through directed “everyday” shopping. Shop & Support partners with some of the country’s leading companies and nonprofits to engage consumers and build retention. Shop & Support was developed by a group that is dedicated to encourage positive financial transactions that keep everyone’s best interests at heart — merchants, consumers and nonprofits.
Wrapify is the world's first crowdsourced advertising platform that allows marketers and advertisers to create, manage and scale advertising campaigns on consumer vehicles. Wrapify provides advertisers with the type of performance and control data they would expect from most digital ad platforms like impressions data and where ads are displayed. For consumers, Wrapify is the easiest way to make money on the road short of finding it in the street.
PayStand is a next generation payment & eCommerce checkout system that enables any organization to receive money in their website, social network, or web application without transaction costs. They are the first multi-payment gateway that accepts credit cards (Visa/MasterCard/Amex/Discover), eCheck (ACH/Dwolla), and eCash (Bitcoins) with 0% transaction fees. Thousands of merchants are using PayStand for their online payments, shopping cart, donation management, subscriptions, eCommerce integrations, recurring payments, checkout experience and more.
Label Insight was founded in 2008, with the mission of helping consumers understand what’s in the products they use and consume. Label Insight began by building a platform to help brands and retailers better understand their own product data in order to pass that information along to consumers, giving them the power to make informed purchasing decisions. Today, Label Insight is a cloud-based product data engine committed to helping brands and retailers unlock the value of their product data.
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.