Champaign-Urbana AgTech Week

Champaign-Urbana AgTech Week – Schedule of Events: March 6-10, 2023

Champaign-Urbana has long been a hub for technology as well as agriculture. In the past decade, those two paths have converged, paving the way for the community to become an “epicenter for AgTech.” Learn more about AgTech in Champaign-Urbana at https://www.yourewelcomecu.com/agtech/.

Champaign-Urbana AgTech Week celebrates Champaign-Urbana’s robust AgTech ecosystem, including the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Parkland College, corporate innovation partners, startups, state-of-the-art facilities, student organizations, local ag companies, the Illinois AgTech Accelerator, and more.

Champaign-Urbana AgTech Week is presented by the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation, University of Illinois Research Park, and You’re Welcome CU.

Monday, March 6, 2023

Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) Tours
(In-Person Event)
@ IBRL: 1300 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
Monday, March 6, 2023
3-3:45 PM & 4-4:45 PM
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4da5af28a2fb6-integrated
The Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) was designed to help industry move technologies from the bench scale through pilot scale. With over $15 million worth of equipment, IBRL’s capabilities are broad in the bioprocessing and biomanufacturing space. Over the last four years of operations, IBRL staff has successfully completed over 300 projects with several dozen different companies. Learn more at https://ibrl.aces.illinois.edu/

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

2023 AgTech Summit
(In-Person Event)
@ Illinois Conference Center: 1402 S. First Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
All Day
https://researchpark.illinois.edu/events/agtechsummit/
Join us to explore how technology solutions are addressing some of the most significant challenges facing agriculture today – and learn about what is on the horizon. This interactive conference offers participants the opportunity to learn and share knowledge about the current state of AgTech and look into the future through dynamic panels, inspiring keynote presentations, and networking opportunities. The event is free to attend thanks to the generosity of sponsors.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) Tours
(In-Person Event)
@ IBRL: 1300 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
8:15-9 AM
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4da5af28a2fb6-integrated
The Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) was designed to help industry move technologies from the bench scale through pilot scale. With over $15 million worth of equipment, IBRL’s capabilities are broad in the bioprocessing and biomanufacturing space. Over the last four years of operations, IBRL staff has successfully completed over 300 projects with several dozen different companies. Learn more at https://ibrl.aces.illinois.edu/

CU AgTech Happy Hour, presented by GDM Seeds
(In-Person Event)
@ Riggs Beer Company: 1901 S. High Cross Road, Urbana, IL 61802
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
4:30-6:30 PM

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Parkland College AgTech Showcase
(In-Person Event)
@ Parkland College
Thursday, March 9, 2023

Center for Digital Agriculture Information Session – M.Eng and Certificates in Digital Ag
(Online Event)
@ Zoom
Thursday, March 9, 2023
6 PM
https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/291646246
With an advanced math and computer science focus, our online, non-thesis Master of Engineering (M.Eng) in Digital Agriculture degree is the first interdisciplinary program specializing in digital agriculture. Designed for students and working professionals interested in learning the in-depth technical aspects of digital agriculture in a fully online environment, the M.Eng in Engineering with a concentration in digital agriculture builds on the groundwork laid by other programs which focus more on training and application of the technology making the agricultural system more efficient, resilient and sustainable. The program also offers professional certificates that only require 12 credit hours to complete. For more information on the program, visit https://digitalag.illinois.edu/meng/.

Friday, March 10, 2023

Info Session: How to Get Involved in the Illinois AgTech Accelerator 
Friday, March 10, 2023
10-11 AM

 

 

 

Research Park Celebrates Pi Day
(In-Person Event)
@ EnterpriseWorks: 60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign, IL 61820
Friday, March 10, 2023
12-1 PM
https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/3462?eventId=33447044
Join us in celebrating Pi Day (early) on Friday, March 10! In 2021, Illinois maintained its leading position in pumpkin acreage, harvesting more than twice as many pumpkin acres as any of the other top States, at 15,900 acres. In 2021, farmers in the top six pumpkin-producing States harvested more than 1 billion pounds of pumpkins combined. Leading in pumpkin acreage harvested and yield, Illinois produced 652 million pounds in 2021, more than the other 5 most productive States combined.


AgTech Community Highlights, March 2021-March 2022



2022 CU AgTech Week – Photos & Videos:

2022 AgTech Innovation Summit (Video), UI Research Park

Parkland College AgTech Showcase (Photos)

2022 CU AgTech Week – Press:

View the 2022 Champaign-Urbana AgTech Week proclamation from Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen (City of Champaign) and Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin (City of Urbana).

FrostDefense Awarded 2022 Edwin Moore Family Agriculture Innovation Prize, UI Research Park

Matt Riggs Wins 2022 Glen “GB” Brandt Prize for Ag Entrepreneurism, UI Research Park

AgTech Innovation Summit, WCIA 3 News

From the Farm: Parkland Ag Tech Showcase, WCIA 3 News

AgTech Innovation Summit Returns to the “Epicenter of AgTech”, UI Research Park

Parkland to showcase ag technology careers, The News-Gazette

Next week is Champaign-Urbana AgTech Week, Smile Politely

Parkland Collge to Host Parkland AgTech Showcase, Parkland College

Champaign-Urbana AgTech Week Returns with In-Person and Virtual Events, Champaign County EDC