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Students will come up with original Web app ideas and do the design and implementation in teams of 3-4 people. Research Park judges will evaluate the work. Light refreshments and coffee will be provided.


Ron van Os, CEO of EnterpriseWorks-based Inprentus, is a high-energy business leader experienced in bottom-up strategic approach. Throughout his esteemed career, van Os has been the CEO/COO of several startup companies, and also has worked for Sabre Decision Technologies, American Airlines, and Electronic Data Systems. Join us as he shares highlights of his entrepreneurial journey.


The Illinois Innovation Prize, administered by the Technology Entrepreneur Center in the College of Engineering, is awarded on an annual basis to the most innovative students on campus. In 2016, Aadeel Akhtar was recognized as the most innovative student on campus at the Entrepreneurship Forum.

This nominee is:

  • A creative and passionate innovator
  • Working with world changing technology
  • Entrepreneurially minded
  • A role model for others

Students must be nominated by a faculty member, mentor, advisor and so forth. Students may not nominate other students. Students must be on-campus during the 2016-17 academic year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Nominations are due Sunday, December 18: Nominate Now!


Join your colleagues for an informal pitch event. Get real-time feedback from a panel of “judges” as well as your peers. To sign up to pitch (elevator pitches or short slide decks), register here: http://go.researchpark.illinois.edu/pitchesandpizza If you want to be a judge or have questions, contact Laura Bleill (lwbleill@illinois.edu). Pizza lunch will be served.

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