News and Events

Recent Events

Panel Discussion photo“America’s Competitiveness in a Global Environment” Panel Discussion & Networking Reception

On September 27, 2006, almost 200 Northern Illinois University (NIU) alumni and other members of the Rockford business community joined together at the NIU Rockford Campus for a panel discussion and networking reception. 


Gruop photo of Swedish DelegationEigerlab Hosts Delegation from Sweden

On Tuesday, September 19, 2006, a delegation from Lidkoping, Sweden visited the
EIGERlab.  Kent Skarp from the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CIEL), a center for innovation in Sweden, spoke about creating a joint program with the EIGERlab


Taiwan group photo in labTaiwanese Delegation Visits Northern Illinois University, Eigerlab, and Rockford Area Manufacturing Companies

A delegation from the Metal Industries Research and Development Centre (MIRDC) of Taiwan visited NIU’S College of Engineering and Engineering Technology on September 11, 2006. 


News and Press Releases

NIU-ROCK bringing new titanium technologies to Rockford

November 14, 2006

Northern Illinois University’s Rapid Optimization of Commercial Knowledge (NIU-ROCK) program is working to make the Rockford region a leader in the processing and machining of titanium. 


Press Conference Announces Details of Partnership to Start-up New Advanced Technology Business in Rockford

October 31, 2006

The Northern Illinois University ROCK Program (NIU-ROCK) is pleased to have worked in partnership with Congressman Donald Manzullo, the Abilities Center, and Alion Science and Technology to bring an advanced laser cladding technology to Rockford. 



The Bridge

November 2006 issue