Four Champaign-Urbana Companies Featured in ChicagoInno’s List of “10 Illinois Startups To Watch Based Outside Of Chicago”
In ChicagoInno’s latest ranking of the “10 Illinois Startups to Watch Based Outside of Chicago“, four Champaign-Urbana companies make the list – Quicket Solutions, IntelliWheels, Agrible, and OceanComm.
Quicket Solutions, a 2016 Innovation Celebration award finalist, is located in the University of Illinois Research Park. They provide cloud-based, mission critical solutions for law enforcement and other public safety agencies. The e-citation and e-report system used is a turnkey solution that enables digitization of information at the source of incident, real-time data sharing, fast and easy report generation and intelligent data analytics. Quicket will enable clients to recapture lost revenue, recognize new revenue and increase officer safety. Most importantly, this solution represents a game changing departure from current e-citation models by offering a zero upfront cost, pay-as-you-go model for clients.
In late November, Quicket was named a winner in the City in a Cloud Innovation Challenge hosted by Amazon Web Services.
IntelliWheels, a 2012 Innovation Celebration award recipient, is located in Champaign and Rantoul. They are the innovation house for wheelchair technology and recently launched Tinker, the first ever 3D product configurator in the wheelchair marketplace. Tinker’s goal is to create transparency in the wheelchair industry and using educational tools, empower wheelchair users, their families and caregivers to ensure their voice is clearly heard in the wheelchair ordering process. They are also the maker of The Easy Push and FitGrips.
Earlier this month, IntelliWheels was selected as the local InnovateHER Business Challenge Winner.
Agrible, a 2015 Innovation Celebration award recipient, is located in the University of Illinois Research Park and is one of the fastest growing companies in Champaign County. Their focus is to provide innovative, easy-to-use products that farmers and companies can use to improve their production. They create predictive analytics tools that deliver field-specific data and forecasts to help with decision-making on the farm. Current customers include independent growers, software developers, soil test laboratories, crop consultants, insurance agencies, commodities companies, traders, and major ag chemical companies developing seed technologies and new production methods.
Agrible recently celebrated the grand opening of their new headquarters.
OceanComm developed wireless communications that work underwater. They use acoustic waves, much like dolphins and whales, to improve communication. In May, OceanComm was named one of the oil and gas industry’s most promising technologies.