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Peoria Next Innovation Center Celebrates 10 year Anniversary

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A wise person once said, "Entrepreneurship is a vehicle of economic success and prosperity." And, when entrepreneurship and cutting edge technology are combined--the possibilities for making our world a better place are endless! That critical combination is made possible through the ingenuity of the Peoria NEXT Innovation Center--which just happens to be celebrating a major milestone--10 years in the business! Here with more about it and what they're doing to celebrate is Ross Miller.

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A wise person once said, "Entrepreneurship is a vehicle of economic success and prosperity." And, when entrepreneurship and cutting edge technology are combined--the possibilities for making our world a better place are endless! That critical combination is made possible through the ingenuity of the Peoria NEXT Innovation Center--which just happens to be celebrating a major milestone--10 years in the business! Here with more about it and what they're doing to celebrate is Ross Miller.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/7060977?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 21:11:02 +0000 Peoria Next Innovation Center Celebrates 10 year Anniversary A wise person once said, "Entrepreneurship is a vehicle of economic success and prosperity." And, when entrepreneurship and cutting edge technology are combined--the possibilities for making our world a better place are endless! That critical combination is made possible through the ingenuity of the Peoria NEXT Innovation Center--which just happens to be celebrating a major milestone--10 years in the business! Here with more about it and what they're doing to celebrate is Ross Miller. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/7060977?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WMBD >> a wise person once said that entrepreneurship is a vehicle of economic success and prosperity. when entrepreneurs get together and have cutting edge technology combined with their visions, the possibilities for making our world a better place are absolutely endless. one way that combining takes place is through the peoria next innovation center which are celebrating a major mile stone. here is ross miller. welcome to "living well". >> thank you. thank you for having me. >> let's begin with learning more about what it is that you do. for people not familiar, tell us about it. >> the peoria next innovation center is a high-tech and biotech simulator. we have spaces where you can have chemical-based company or biology companies that can be safe. they have hoods and all the things to be safe in the area. we also have office space. the great thing about an incubator is that the tenants all communicate with each other and talk to each other. we also have technical assistance there. we have the illinois small business center is there. i'm part of that with technology commercialization. and help people through commercializing their patents and those types of things. there's a lot of services that are still available there. >> and you're partnered as a part of bradley university. you partner with caterpillar and who else? >> we partner with anybody who will partner with us. >> wonderful. >> we work a lot with the jump simulation center, the folks at osf ventures. we also partner with the usda aglab. we look at how to collaborate with people in the community, people in the area, and be able to help the economy grow through that. >> and that is so important to our economy. tell us about your success stories. >> so, here locally, we have a graduate company called one fire. they are an augmented reality and app development company that has about 19 employees. they graduated earlier this year and are located still peoria. >> okay. >> we also have a company called intellihunt. they graduated a few years ago and still have their office. they make tankless water heaters. what is unique. you can daisy chain them and replace boiler systems. they are being used in the new candle stick park in san francisco and center high rises in chicago. >> that has to be a good feeling. to clarify. people stay with you for a specific period of time and move on. >> correct. >> the idea is to have them graduate. we're not shoving them out the door before they're ready but definitely the goal is for them to become bigger than what we can house with employees and that sort of thing and then to graduate out of our program. >> well, happy 10th anniversary. it has to be a good feeling touching so many lives and impacting our community in such a great way. >> it's great fun. we hope everybody can come out to our open house. >> if you would like to attend, celebration takes place on





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