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. 

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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

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Newsletters

The Bridge

November 2006 issue