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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.

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.”