Since the immediate location of the Park lacks a research university, a number of supplemental resources are being put in place there to assist small technology firms and to act as a magnet to draw companies to the research park and to persuade them to locate there. Among the resources in place or planned for the Park are technology and business assistance centers from NASA, EPA, the SBA, and DOD. A virtual reality laboratory and education center is also being developed there by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign through the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Graduate courses will be offered as well as high-speed remote group collaboration opportunities for business and demonstration purposes, with access to massive databases. Business incubators, accelerators, and mentoring programs are in the planning process as well.
Jack Curley, Technology Marketing Manager of the Technology Research, Education, and Commercialization Center (TRECC), one of the centers now located at the airport, will present an overview and concept of the park, and will provide additional details on the services and resources that are being made available to Illinois businesses.
After a few years of self-employment in his own business, a regular paycheck sounded good again and Jack joined NIST's Manufacturing Extension Program as an affiliate of the Chicago Manufacturing Center, founding and developing Extension Centers in both Will and Lake Counties. Earlier this year he joined the Technology Research, Education, and Commercialization Center (TRECC) as Technology Marketing Manager and is an employee of Battelle Memorial Institute, that manages all four of the government centers currently located at the DuPage County Airport.
Jack has three grown children and four grandchildren and has lived in Naperville for the past 28 years, where he currently resides with his wife Judy.
College of DuPage Building OCC, Rm 128(c,d) 22nd and Lambert Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56). Butterfield West to Lambert Rd. Lambert Rd North to 22nd St. West on 22nd St to Lot 9 or 10 entrance. South into lot 9 or 10. Park in lot 9 or 10 and walk to the OCC (Open Campus Center) building. The meeting room is 128(c,d) which is towards the west end of the building.
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