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This UIUC Entrepreneur Invented an Affordable Bionic Hand

Advanced bionic prosthesis, which offer haptic feedback and more nuanced movements, offer the opportunity for amputees to get the most control and feel restored...

This Smart Portable Air Purifier Doubles as a Mask to Help...

Kuanze Ma was a student in his dorm room in Beijing when one day he suddenly started experiencing difficulty in breathing. His roommates had...

This Startup’s Solar-Powered Routers Are Bringing Better WiFi To Public Spaces

Danny Gardner was an undergraduate studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) when his friend pointed out the technical and...

This Chicago Entrepreneur Wants to Fix the Dreaded ‘Group Project’

Educators have long advocated for students to work on projects and assignments in teams, hoping cross-collaboration will help students pick up "real world" skills....

This Startup Wants to End Illinois’ Rape Kit Testing Backlog

One person in the United States is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds, according to RAINN, the country's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN also found...

This UIUC Startup’s ‘Sun Buckets’ Can Cook Your Food Without Any...

Close to 40% of the world’s population relies on solid fuel sources for cooking, rather than electric or gas appliances, like microwaves, ovens and...

This UIUC Student Startup is Using Solar Power to Charge Your...

We all know the sinking feeling as our phone battery blinks red and there's not a phone charger or outlet in sight. Optivolt Labs, a...

This UChicago Booth Class is Teaching MBAs (and Future Startup Founders)...

In college--first at Indiana University and later at University of Chicago--Raghu Betina tried to learn to code. He had always had an interest in tinkering and...

This Northwestern Alum’s ‘Greenhouse-in-a-Box’ Protects Farmers From Climate Change

Climate change is already impacting the way we grow crops, both directly, through extreme weather events and irregularities in long-standing climate patterns, and indirectly, through increased...

This Startup Wants To Make Your Utility Company More Efficient and...

Think back to the last time you experienced a power outage. Ever looked across the street to another house or apartment building, and seen...

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