Neustar Innovation Center launches in Champaign, IL

With a grand opening and ribbon-cutting this evening, Neustar is kicking off its new facility in Champaign, IL.

The dedication ceremony and tour of the Neustar Labs Innovation Center will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony and presentation led by Chancellor Phyllis Wise, University of Illinois Vice President for Research Lawrence Schook, and Neustar Chief Technology Office Mark Bregman. Following the program, tours and demonstrations will be available for participants. Appetizers, dessert, and beverages will be served.

Located in Research Park of the University of Illinois, the data analysis company is partnering with the University of Illinois to work with students, spur disruptive thinking, and encourage dynamic applications of technology. Highlights from the company’s press release:

“The launch of the Neustar Innovation Center will provide our students with the opportunity to mold the next frontier of technology, furthering their education with real-life experiences and professional connections,” said Chancellor Phyllis Wise, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “This added dimension to our university offerings will enhance our students’ educational and career opportunities.”

“The partnership with the University of Illinois allows us to further examine the untapped potential of tomorrow’s technologies,” said Mark Bregman, CTO, Neustar. “By combining Neustar’s powerful information and analytics with students’ technological prowess, we believe the Neustar Innovation Center will put forth new and exciting solutions that will impact the market.”

The company has stated that it plans to start with about a dozen employees with room to grow. Neustar Labs currently has operations in Sterling, Virginia, San Diego, and Mountain View, California. Today’s opening launches its first base in the Midwest.

Neustar, Inc. is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications, entertainment, advertising and marketing industries throughout the world. Neustar applies its advanced, secure technologies in routing, addressing and authentication to its customers’ data to help them identify new revenue opportunities, network efficiencies, cybersecurity and fraud protection measures. More information is available at

The local media has an interesting read of how the company was recruited to the area by former employees of Yahoo! and Qualcomm.

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Posted by Jason Hamilton | March 29, 2012  |  No Comment

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