The Research Park at the University of Illinois is a collaboration between the university and Fox/Atkins Development, LLC. It is designed to encourage research and development by private industry, while providing access to numerous amenities including the benefits of:
- Leading faculty who can offer expertise and world-class research in relevant fields for a specific business purposes. Faculty often help as consultants, engage through Research Park startups, and provide guidance to companies on a wide range of topics.
- An exceptional student population providing a year-round workforce allowing companies flexibility in setting up teams with high skills to rapidly work on projects with interdisciplinary teams while also creating a pipeline for full-time recruitment.
- Local peer community of companies in the Research Park that share best practices with each other in a close-knit community. Site directors, employees, and interns network with each other at many of the regularly offered information sharing events, social activities, and skill development opportunities.
- National recognition with reoccurring placement on lists such as Forbes.com “12 Business Incubators Changing The World.” the University of Illinois Research Park is known for supporting entrepreneurship and facilitating innovation.
To date, 538,862 square feet of office space, a 38,000 square foot conference center, and a 42,755 square foot hotel with a built in restaurant has been developed, for a total of 619,617 square feet.Research Park Buildings Ameren Building – 2100 South Oak St Atkins Building – 1800 South Oak St Caterpillar Building – 1901 South First St Chesterbrook Academy – 2001 South Oak St EnterpriseWorks – 60 Hazelwood Dr iHotel and Conference Center – 1900 South First St John Deere Building – 2021 South First St Littelfuse Technical Center- 2110 South Oak St Mixed-Use Building – 1904 South First Street State Farm Building – 2001 South First St TDFC I, II, III and IV- 2109 South Oak, 2111 South Oak St, 210 Hazelwood Dr, and 201 St. Mary’s Road Yahoo! Building – 1908 South First St For additional information and current space availability, please contact Andrea Ruedi at Fox Development Corporation, 217-239-7514.