UTP Press Releases
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November 13, 2012
Chicago’s HEVT Wins National Grand Prize at the 2012 Cleantech Open Global Forum
Chicago-based electric motor company HEVT prevailed as the National Grand Prize winner at the 2012 Cleantech Open Global Forum, marking the second year in a row a startup from the North Central Region of the business accelerator program has been named top cleantech entrepreneur.
September 26, 2012
David Baker Elected President of AURP
David Baker, the Executive Director of the University Technology Park at the Illinois Institute of Technology, was elected President of the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) Board of Directors. AURP made the announcement on September 20th at the 2012 International Conference in Madison, Wisc.
June 5, 2012
Medtech Detect Reaches Important Patent Milestone
Medtech Detect's device for the detection of single molecules now has patent pending status in the USA, Europe, Japan and Brazil. This device is a hand-held point of care (POC) instrument with a color read-out visible to the naked eye. It will be used initially to detect infections that cripple society in large numbers and can be life-threatening (e.g., E. coli, MRSA-Staph and other food & water-borne bacteria). Clinician-physicians, nurses, emergency room staff, as well as home diagnostic users will be able to rapidly diagnose infection without the delay or expense of numerous blood and/or urine tests, subspecialty consulting expenses or radiology scans. Progress in POC technology development was enabled by the support and guidance of the University Technology Park at IIT (UTP) and IIT faculty & staff. Medtech is proceeding with peer-review agencies that include NIH-SBIR, NSF, FDA (food safety) and CDC (bacteria).
May 1, 2012
Urban Innovation Center Ramps Up for Bronzeville's Innovation Economy
The Urban Innovation Center opened a business incubator in the Soft Landing Center of the University Technology Park on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology.
January 4, 2012
Chromatin, Inc. Awarded $5.7 Million from the DEO to Develop Drop-in Biofuels
Chromatin, Inc., a developer of energy-crop feedstock solutions, today announced the award of a $5.7-million contract under the PETRO (Plants Engineered To Replace Oil) program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The award will fund a three-year program to develop new varieties of sweet sorghum for use as an energy-rich, low cost feedstock for transportation fuels.
December 13, 2011
Chromatin, Inc. Passes Major Milestone in Sweet Sorghum Technologies
Chromatin, Inc., a developer of energy-crop feedstocks, today said it has used its proprietary mini-chromosome technology to enable the improvement of sorghum with multiple new sets of genes. This is a major milestone in Chromatin’s program to customize sorghum to meet the specialized needs of power, fuel and chemical producers.
October 27, 2011
Chromatin, Inc. Appoints Henry Hirvela as Chief Financial Officer
Chromatin, Inc., a supplier of renewable biomass feedstocks for renewable energy and chemical producers, today announced that Henry Hirvela is joining its executive team as Chief Financial Officer. He has held executive management positions with a number of public and privately held companies undergoing rapid growth in dynamic industries.
October 25, 2011
Chromatin, Inc. Closes New Financing Round, Adds Strategic Investors
Chromatin, Inc., a supplier of renewable biomass feedstocks for energy producers, today announced completion of a $10 million first closing of its Series D financing round that included two strategic investors – BP Ventures and Unilever Technology Ventures – as well as three investors who participated in earlier rounds of financing: Quantitative Investment Holdings, the Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund, and Illinois Ventures.
September 22, 2011
Small Screens, Big Impact: Mobile Adoption Fuels Intuit’s Transformation to Connected Services
From filing taxes to creating a budget, from selling produce in India to taking credit card payments for collectibles at a local flea market, Intuit’s mobile solutions are changing the way people do business around the world.
September 21, 2011
Constellation Energy and Chromatin Announce Partnership to Test Sorghum Biomass as Fuel to Generate Power
Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG), through two of its subsidiaries, and Chromatin Inc., a supplier of biomass feedstock for energy producers, today announced that they had signed a memorandum of understanding that could supplement current fuels at two California power plants with a sustainable supply of renewable biomass grown specifically for use as fuel in the plants.
September 12, 2011
Chromatin Reaches First Milestone in Research Collaboration With Dow AgroSciences
Chromatin Inc. announced today that they have reached the first milestone in their research collaboration with Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. This collaboration is focused on developing a novel combination of Chromatin’s Mini-Chromosomes with Dow AgroSciences’ EXZACT™ Precision Technology.
August 10, 2011
ProOnGo Connects Android, BlackBerry and iPhone to QuickBooks Expense Tracking Capabilities
ProOnGo LLC, maker of the award-winning mobile expense tracker for small businesses, today launched the intuitive ProOnGo Expense mobile application on Intuit App Center, a destination for small businesses to find and use apps that work with QuickBooks.
August 1, 2011
Land O' Lakes Subsidiary Winfield Solutions and Chromatin Join Forces to Develop and Market Forage Sorghum Seed
Today Winfield Solutions LLC, a subsidiary of Land O' Lakes and a leader in providing inputs to agricultural markets, and Chromatin, Inc., a privately held provider of innovative crop breeding technology, sorghum seed products and energy crop feedstocks, announced they have joined forces to market and develop forage sorghum hybrids.
March 15, 2011
Chromatin Announces Dual-Purpose Hybrid Sorghum for Sugar and Bioenergy Production
Today Chromatin Inc. announced its dual-purpose SweetFuel™ sorghum hybrids, which combine high yields of both fermentable sugar and biomass per acre. Chromatin’s SweetFuel™ hybrids are ideal for capturing the value of sugars produced in sorghum juice as well as the additional value of the energy stored in biomass or bagasse.
March 8, 2011
Advanta US and Chromatin, Inc. Announce Commercial License Agreement for Sorghum Germplasm
Advanta US and Chromatin, Inc. have entered into a commercial license agreement for the development of sorghum.
March 1, 2011
Chromatin’s Sorghum Hybrids Top in Biomass Yield, Energy and Sugar Content
Today Chromatin, Inc., announced that its sorghum hybrids showed top performance in its 2010 biomass and sugar testing programs when compared to other materials from public, private, and commercial sorghum collections.
February 7, 2011
Chromatin, Inc. Adds Seed Industry Leader to Executive Team
Chromatin, Inc., a biotechnology company leading the development and production of sorghum planting seed and biomass for both agriculture and cleantech markets, announced today the addition of Jeff Widder to its executive team.
January 31, 2011
Tecan and Sword Diagnostics announce availability of high performance immunoassay detection technology
Tecan and Sword Diagnostics today announced availability of a high performance immunoassay detection technology based on Sword’s proprietary detection reagents and Tecan’s Infinite® line of plate readers. The reagents are initially being offered for sale in the USA, for use with the Infinite M1000 and Infinite 200 PRO series readers.
January 19, 2011
Chromatin Announces Key Research Milestone in Sugarcane Gene Stacking Collaboration with Syngenta
Chromatin, Inc., announced the first demonstration that genes can be assembled, stacked, and expressed in sugarcane using the company’s mini-chromosome technology, establishing a new platform for future development of this high-value crop.
January 14, 2011
Intelligent Generation™ Opens Lab at IIT University Technology Park
Intelligent Generation™ (IG) will celebrate the launch of its new test site at Illinois Institute of Technology’s University Technology Park on January 27, 2011, where IG joins the Illinois Smart Grid Regional Innovation Cluster (ISGRIC) as a participating company.
September 30, 2010
AllCell and Matra Debut Sustainable Mobility Energy Storage System at Paris Auto Show
AllCell is a UTP graduate company
AllCell Technologies has designed and developed for Matra Manufacturing Services the Matra Solar Flow-R energy storage system (ESS). The system stores solar energy in an array of high energy lithium-ion battery modules using AllCell’s exclusive, patented PCM technology. Electric scooter and light electric vehicle drivers can swap depleted battery modules from their vehicles with fully charged battery modules or charge the vehicle directly through the power plugs located on the front panel of the ESS. An extra option allows the solar grid-integrated system to supply energy to utility customers during high-rate and peak demand periods, reducing energy costs and increasing renewable energy usage.
September 20, 2010
Small Business Administration Announces $600k Competitive Award for Illinois Institute of Technology-Led Illinois Smart Grid Regional Innovation Cluster
The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the award of up to $600K to Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), and its Stuart School of Business, in collaboration with the Clean Energy Trust, the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC) and O-H Community Partners, to accelerate small business and start-up development in the growing Illinois Smart Grid Regional Innovation Cluster (ISGRIC). The grant will support the first year of development of an innovation platform for Smart Grid technology that will provide technical and business support to speed new Smart Grid technologies on the path to commercialization, with the option for renewal in the second year based on performance.
September 15, 2010
Clean Energy Trust Receives $1.05 Million U.S. Department of Energy Grant; Organization Looks to Create Clean Energy Ecosystem in Illinois and Midwest
The Clean Energy Trust has received a $1.05 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to help transfer research from Illinois’ world-class universities and science labs into clean energy technologies and viable businesses. The new nonprofit corporation looks to connect applied scientists with entrepreneurs who have the finance and business expertise to fully develop new ideas for commercial deployment.
May 5, 2010
ACGT and Chromatin, Inc. Announce Agreement to Pursue Technology Partnership
ACGT Sdn Bhd (“ACGT”) and Chromatin, Inc. jointly announce their intent to pursue a long term research agreement to develop mini-chromosome technology. Earlier today, Derrik Khoo Sin Huat, CEO of ACGT, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Plantations Berhad, and Dr. Daphne Preuss, CEO of Chromatin, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to solidify the intent of both companies, at a ceremony witnessed by Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia (MOSTI). This notable event took place in conjunction with the BIO International Convention taking place in Chicago, a biotechnology conference attended by industry leaders and dignitaries from all over the world.
April 28, 2010
Chromatin, Inc. Acquires Sorghum Partners, Inc. (SPI) and Milo Genetics, LP
Today, Chromatin, Inc. announces that the company has acquired the assets of Sorghum Partners, Inc. (SPI) and Milo Genetics, LP. The transaction provides Chromatin with access to SPI’s well-established multi-national network of sorghum growers and distributors as well as existing sorghum seed production facilities, representing over 7% of the sorghum hybrid market in the US. The deal also provides Chromatin with commercially viable germplasm from Milo Genetics, which is underpinned by decades of experience in providing quality products to the market. The integration of SPI and Milo Genetics further accelerates Chromatin’s efforts to commercialize a portfolio of proprietary sorghum lines as bioenergy feedstocks.
April 28, 2010
Chromatin, Inc. Announces Commitment to Optimize Sorghum as a Feedstock for Renewables Market Applications
Speaking today at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., Chromatin, Inc. CEO Daphne Preuss will announce that the company is expanding its technology development portfolio to produce fit-for-purpose sorghum as a renewable feedstock for the biofuels, green power and renewable chemicals sectors.
April 26, 2010
Life Sciences Company Sword Diagnostics Moves Operations to Chicago
Sword Diagnostics, Inc., committed to improving healthcare through the use of innovative detection technology, today announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters and research facilities to accommodate planned growth. Double the size of its current space in the suburbs, Sword’s new location at University Technology Park at IIT (UTP) in Chicago marks its shift from start-up venture to growth-stage commercial entity.
April 22, 2010
Therapeutic Proteins Inc. Completes First Independent, Dedicated Biosimilars Manufacturing Facility in U.S.
Therapeutic Proteins Inc. (TPI) today announced the completion of the nation’s first independent, dedicated, follow-on biologics (or biosimilars) manufacturing facility constructed to meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements. The Chicago facility is located at University Technology Park at IIT (Illinois Institute of Technology).
February 25, 2010
Wrightwood Technologies Secures Sizable Grant to Help Find Cures from Nature
Wexford Science & Technology, LLC today announced that its tenant in the Technology Business Center at the University Technology Park at IIT, Wrightwood Technologies Inc. (WTI), has secured a $750,000, two-year grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve a tool used for sorting, studying, and purifying natural components of incredibly complex mixtures produced both by nature and by man.
November 11, 2009
Dow AgroSciences, Chromatin Announce Research, License Agreements
Combination of Mini-Chromosome Platform, EXZACT Precision Technology Can Bring Products to Market Faster.
August 20, 2009
Chromatin and Bayer CropScience launch mini-chromosome technology alliance
Chromatin Inc. and Bayer CropScience announced today that they have entered into a technological alliance and license agreement to use Chromatin’s proprietary mini-chromosome technology for crop improvement.
> Chromatin release
> Bayer release
June 28, 2009
Chromatin Licenses Gene Stacking Technology for Sugar cane to Syngenta
Chromatin Inc. announced today that it has entered into an exclusive worldwide research and commercial license agreement with Syngenta Biotechnology Inc. for Chromatin’s proprietary gene stacking technology in sugar cane.
April 6, 2009
All Cell Partners with MATRA to Develop Lithium Ion Batteries for Light Electric Vehicles
Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT) University Technology Park (UTP) and the French Trade Office of the French Embassy in the United States will host an event displaying and offering test drives of light electric vehicles (LEVs) from All Cell Technologies LLC and MATRA Manufacturing Services.
December 8, 2008
OnPoint Digital Acquires LiquidTalk
OnPoint Digital is pleased to announce the acquisition of Chicago-based LiquidTalk, Inc., a leading provider of mobile workforce engagement solutions for the enterprise.
December 8, 2008
Chromatin raises $12.4 million in Series C Financing
Chromatin, Inc., today announced that it has completed a Series C financing round of $12.4 million, led by Quantitative Financial Strategies, Inc. (“Quant”) (Greenwich, CT), and joined by the Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund (“MLSCF”) and Chromatin’s existing investors Burrill & Company, Venture Investors, Unilever Technology Ventures, Foragen Technology Ventures, and Illinois Ventures.
December 3, 2008
IIT’s Tech Park Forms Partnership with French Organizations to Support International Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology
An agreement aiding in the advancement of research and development of hybrid and electric vehicle technology was formed Monday, November 17, between University Technology Park at IIT, (UTP), and Mobilité et Transports Avancés (MTA), a French automotive competitiveness cluster in Western France and the Economic Development Agency of Western France.
February 5, 2008
LiquidTalk makes solid gains
Application aims to boost productivity, give greater access to digital content
Dave Peak remembers the date he thought of the idea for his technology start-up: Oct. 23, 2005. He was stuck on the Dan Ryan and sick of listening to National Public Radio. Peak began thinking of how to “apply iPods to the business world,” or tapping into people’s familiarity with consumer digital content like music and videos to increase mobile workers’ productivity.
November 15, 2007
Chromatin Leases at University Technology Park At IIT
Fast growing life sciences company new tenant at Technology Business Center
Chromatin, Inc. has signed a lease to move its headquarters and its molecular biology research and development operations to the Technology Business Center (TBC) at University Technology Park At IIT (UTP), it was announced today.
March 14, 2007
Illinois Institute of Technology’s Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Project with City of Chicago to Begin Field Testing Phase
Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT) Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Project , sponsored by Chicago-based All Cell Technologies, LLC in collaboration with the City of Chicago, MicroSun Technologies, LLC, and ComEd, moves into a new phase today.
February 26, 2007
Chicago’s Business Leaders Collaborate to Create, Invest and Manage the $10 Million Illinois Innovation Accelorator (i2A) Fund
Today, the Illinois Innovation Accelerator (i2A) Fund, a $10 million seed-stage, for-profit investment fund, was launched with $6.4 million in capital commitment in its first closing.
September 6, 2006
ComEd Joins Illinois Institute of Technology’s Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) Project
The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) today announced that ComEd is joining IIT’s Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Project in collaboration with Chicago-based All Cell Technologies, LLC, the City of Chicago and other industrial and government partners in an effort to double the fuel efficiency and red…
July 31, 2006
Jules F. Knapp Entrepreneurship Center Launches Portal
“Calling All Garage Gurus – Door Opener Available”
Jules F. Knapp Entrepreneurship Center today announced its portal, www.knappcenter.iit.edu will go live on August 15, 2006, marking the Center’s official launch. The Knapp Center was established in 2004 with $2 million in ch…
ALL CELL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
June 26, 2006
First IIT Incubator Tenant All Cell Technologies Blessed With $1.25 Million Angel Funding
All Cell Technologies, LLC, today announced the receipt of $1.25 million in financing from Heartland Angels. All Cell is an Illinois Institute of Technology-based technology transfer company formed in 2001 by Professors Said...
May 24, 2006
Great Lakes Wireless Leader Air2Access Marks 50-Marina Milestone with New Headquarters at IIT’s University Technology Park
Air2Access, the largest provider of wireless network technology to the Great Lakes marine industry, today announced it now serves over 50 marinas and yacht clubs with its Wi-Fi Hotspot offering.
April 25, 2006
Cleversafe, UTP Announce Innovative Open Source Storage Project
Dispersed Storage Project focused on a more secure, more reliable way to store the world’s data Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Cleversafe.org jointly announce the launch of the Cleversafe Dispersed Storage Open Source project, created at University Technology Park at IIT (UTP).
Cleversafe.org is an Open Source community committed to storing the world’s data. Its initial project, Dispersed Storage, will be showcased today at the MySQL Developer’s Conference in Santa Clara, California.
Feb 15, 2006
University Technology Park at IIT Continues Aggressive Growth with $50 Million State of the Art Lab and Office Space
Work began last week on the $50 million Technology Business Center portion of University Technology Park at IIT (UTP). Located on the main campus of Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and made possible through a public/pr…