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Technology & Innovation

Attention inventors and innovators: Greater Peoria is hiring! Our region is a hotbed of startups and companies bringing new concepts and technologies to life. Think autonomy, robotics, electric vehicles, biotech, sustainable materials and more. Check out employers and job opportunities below.

No matter your career aspirations, we’ve got you covered. A greater career is waiting.

Technology & Innovation by the Numbers

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Most Innovative Medical Device Company (Virtusense)

Material Sciences​

Patagonia. Ralph Lauren. Allbirds. BMW. These well-known brands and many others are working toward a plastic-free future by partnering with Natural Fiber Welding. NFW’s mission: To create and manufacture shockingly sustainable materials from plants.


Given Greater Peoria’s reputation as a healthcare hub, it’s no surprise that cutting-edge medical startups choose to make their homes here as well. That includes companies like:

  • Hike Medical 
  • Veloxity Labs 
  • VirtuSense Technologies 


Robotic solutions for hospitality, healthcare and retail — it’s all happening right now in Greater Peoria. Pringle Robotics’ bots eliminate the need for simple delivery and hosting tasks, empowering workers to focus on quality human interactions.

& Electric Vehicles​

With expertise in manufacturing and engineering, Greater Peoria is well on its way to becoming a hub for next-gen vehicles. Morton’s AutonomouStuff is the world leader in supplying R&D platforms, products, software and services to advance autonomy systems — and Rivian’s sprawling EV manufacturing plant is just next door in Normal.

IT & Technical Services​

From network security and cloud solutions to data insights and managed services — all the way to the latest in augmented and virtual reality and simulation technologies — Greater Peoria is the place to put your IT skills to work. Some top local businesses in this sector include:
• CSE Software
• Heart Technologies
• IT360
• Pearl Technology
• Stratus Networks
• Tada Cognitive Solutions
Ravi Uddavolu, Tada Cognitive Solutions, headshot

Ravindhar Uddavolu

Senior Vice President - Automotive and Industrial Solutions, Tada Cognitive Solutions

“Greater Peoria is home to cutting-edge companies and a wealth of talented professionals eager to network and collaborate. Having had the privilege of working on groundbreaking projects for a global company, I can attest to the incredible opportunities for career development and community leadership available here. But Greater Peoria isn’t just about work – it’s also a fantastic place to raise a family and pursue your passions. I get to play my favorite sport, cricket, enjoy outdoors walking the trails, and connect with like-minded professionals to exchange ideas and drive growth.”