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Innovation Center at University of Illinois

Let’s Reimagine Together

We are committed to fostering innovation through education and are proud to introduce the Innovation Center located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Research Park.

We believe that by partnering with students we will advance modern agriculture’s growth in emerging technologies and capabilities in engineering, data science, operations research, phenomics, genomics, plant science, precision breeding and more.

Driving Agricultural Innovations

At the Innovation Center, we use the latest in digital tools and data to drive agricultural innovations which increase efficiency and reduce the amount of water, land, and energy necessary to meet the world’s food fuel and fiber needs. We offer students an opportunity to focus on collaborative and innovative projects that are designed to facilitate their professional development.

An example of student opportunities available at the Innovation Center include:

  • Data Science: Image Sensing; Genomics; Operations Research; Data Visualization
  • Software Engineering: Developer; UI / UX; Graphic Designer
  • Engineering: Mechanical; Electrical
  • Business: Agriculture Communications and Sustainability; Environmental Scientist; Project Manager; Precision Agriculture

 Calling ALL Students

We’re looking for students with a passion to create and develop innovative solutions by applying cutting edge advances in machine learning and Artificial Intelligence to solve agricultural challenges. The Innovation Center is looking for Data Scientists, Electrical Engineers, UX Designers, Mechanical Engineers, Software Engineers, Image Sensor Scientists and more.

Students eligible for employment must be full-time students with reliable transportation who are available to work 10-20 hours a week during the academic year and 35-40 hours a week during the summer. Our 2019 Innovation Center positions have been filled, but you can still search for similar student opportunities online at 

What You’ll Do: Solve today’s challenges in new and innovative ways.

How You’ll Develop: Collaborate with highly-talented scientists, engineers and business leaders.

Where You’ll Make a Difference: Make a positive impact on our environment and bring modern solutions to agriculture.