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    USI Team Builds Satellite Heading to Space Station

    A team of students from the University of Southern Indiana designed and built a satellite that launched last week on a SpaceX rocket heading for the International Space Station. The satellite will collect data for NASA research until the end of its life cycle in January 2020.

  • Purdue Names New Entrepreneurial Officer

    Purdue University is taking the next step in the growth of its entrepreneurial system by naming a chief entrepreneurial officer. Purdue Research Foundation President Brian Edelman announced Scott Henderson will serve in the role. Henderson is an international commercialization expert who will lead the Purdue Foundry and Purdue Ventures.

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    Microsoft Bringing Rural Broadband Effort to Indiana

    Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) has announced plans to expand the Microsoft Airband Initiative to several new states next year, including Indiana. The effort, in which the company works with local partners to make broadband Internet access available to more people in rural communities, launched in 2017 in 13 states. Shelley McKinley, general manager of technology and corporate responsibility for Microsoft, says more than 19 million people who live in rural America do not have access to...

  • McCorkle says MetaCX plans to launch its product in early 2019.

    McCorkle: 'Eyes Are on Indy'

    The chief executive officer of Indiana’s newest software company believes momentum in the state’s technology sector is attracting added interest---and capital---to the state. Former Salesforce Marketing Cloud CEO Scott McCorkle last week announced that MetaCX, a Software-as-a-Service platform that helps clients and businesses organize and manage their SaaS providers, had raised $14 million, the bulk of it from Los Angeles-based early-stage venture capital firm...

  • Monty Hamilton (left) is CEO of Rural Sourcing. (photo courtesy of the IEDC)

    IT Company Planning Fort Wayne Office

    An Atlanta-based IT outsourcing services provider has announced plans to establish a location in northeast Indiana. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says Rural Sourcing plans to invest more than $3 million in its Fort Wayne development center and create up to 130 jobs by the end of 2021. The company, which offers a U.S.-based alternative to offshore outsourcing featuring IT services such as software development and cloud applications, has already begun recruiting for the...

  • Computer Science, Gaming Collide With 'Hour of Code'

    Elementary school students in the Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township in Indianapolis are getting an early lesson in coding through the international Hour of Code program. The initiative is designed to give people an introduction to computer science and coding, and Lynn Hodgkin, elementary media coordinator for the district, says it takes a game-centered approach to teaching coding to kids. The students are participating in the Hour of Code at the...

  • Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry (photo courtesy city of Fort Wayne)

    Expansion Announcement Set For Fort Wayne

    State and local officials are set to make an economic development announcement Friday afternoon in Fort Wayne. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and Mayor Tom Henry will be on hand to detail the expansion of a tech company in the Allen County city. 

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    Smithville Names New President

    Ellettsville-based Smithville has selected Paul Quick as its new president. Quick most recently served as vice president of commercial sales in nine states for Connecticut-based Frontier Communications (Nasdaq: FTR).

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    TechPoint Mira Award Nominations Open

    Indiana's technology initiative has opened nominations for the 20th Annual Mira Awards. TechPoint says the next round of awards honoring the "best in tech" features a new category and two new awards recognizing the achievements of communities.

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    New Jersey Company Acquires MOBI

    Indianapolis-based mobility management software and services company MOBI has been acquired. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, however New Jersey-based Tangoe says MOBI's Indianapolis office will become the headquarters for the combined company's global Managed Mobility Services business. Tangoe is a technology expense management company with offices throughout the world. MOBI co-founder and chief executive officer Scott Kraege will join the...

  • Gilbert and three others founded SEP in 1988.

    Longtime Software Company CEO Stepping Down

    Carmel-based Software Engineering Professionals Chief Executive Officer Jeff Gilbert has announced retirement plans. President Raman Ohri will become CEO when Gilbert steps down at the end of March. Gilbert and three others founded the software product design and development company in 1988 after graduating from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He has since transferred ownership of this company to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Ohri has worked at...

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    Google Gives Big Boost to Prison Coding Program

    A prison coding program that was introduced to Indiana earlier this year is getting a boost. Google.org has announced a $2 million grant to California-based nonprofit The Last Mile, which provides technology and business skills training for inmates. The funding will support, in part, the launch of Indiana's first coding program for incarcerated juveniles at the Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility. The Indiana juvenile program is The Last Mile's first youth program outside of...

  • Officials cut the ribbon on The Last Mile's first program at the Indiana Women's Prison in April.

    Holcomb Set For Tech Skills Grant Announcement

    Governor Eric Holcomb will Tuesday take part in a grant announcement at the Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility. The governor will join officials from Google and The Last Mile to detail new funding for a program to teach technology and business skills to Hoosiers behind bars.

  • One Click co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Randy Stocklin will continue to lead the company.

    One Click Ventures Acquired

    Greenwood-based online glasses retailer One Click Ventures has been acquired by FGX International in Rhode Island. One Click says it will maintain its Indiana headquarters and continue to operate as a standalone business. FGX International designs and markets non-prescription reading glasses, optical frames and sunglasses. It also has offices in New York City, Toronto, Vancouver, Milan, England, Mexico City, Singapore and China. The companies are not disclosing financial terms of the...
  • Professor Vijay Raghunathan will serve as director of the program. (photo courtesy of Purdue University)

    Purdue Program Aims to Create 'Technology Maestros'

    The Purdue University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering is launching a professional master's program with a concentration in innovative technologies. The university says the aim of the one-year program is to develop leaders in technology innovation. 

  • Notre Dame Unveils Largest Quiet Hypersonic Wind Tunnel

    The University of Notre Dame has finished developing the country's largest quiet Mach 6 hypersonic wind tunnel. The $5.4 million project was mainly funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and is the first move in a partnership between Notre Dame and Purdue University to develop several hypersonic tunnels. “This tunnel’s combination of low noise and large size enables previously impossible experiments to be carried out,” said Thomas Juliano.

  • Marie Maher founded Synapse Sitters in 2017.

    Synapse Sitters Expanding in Indiana

    An Indianapolis-based startup that provides qualified babysitters for children with special needs has announced plans for expansion. Synapse Sitters was founded one year ago by Marie Maher, whose son was diagnosed with autism, after having difficulty finding a sitter who could properly handle his behaviors. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Maher said she came up with the idea for an online platform to connect parents with sitters who have experience in...

  • During an interview on Inside INdiana Business, Buetler said he believes the model can be replicated.

    Software Company Looks to 'EduSource' Talent

    An Indianapolis-based software developer says it is saving money and getting higher-quality work by using a student apprenticeship program rather than outsourcing work. EduSource offers college students $40,000 and real-world experience alongside senior-level developers through a two-year apprenticeship. Founder Jason Beutler says he got the idea when his software engineering students at Taylor University were writing better code than an outsourced team he was overseeing.

  • Etchison appeared on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick in 2017.

    Ivy Tech Names Chief Information Officer

    Ivy Tech Community College has chosen Matthew Etchison as its new chief information officer. Etchison currently is vice president for information technology in the college's workforce alignment department. Current CIO Anne Brinson is retiring December 31.   “It is a tremendous honor to be named the chief information officer for Ivy Tech Community College,” said Etchison. 

  • Daniel Padrao is the COO of Solinftec.

    Solinftec Aims to Bring Momentum to Purdue HQ

    The chief operating officer of a Brazil-based ag tech company says he hopes to bring the success he's seen in his home country to the U.S. Daniel Padrao says the U.S. market is very important for Solinftec, which announced Thursday plans to establish its U.S. headquarters at the Purdue Research Park. The company has already set up operations in Florida and California and Padrao says they are moving at a very fast pace. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Padrao said...

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    Wabash Heartland Taps Into Public Input

    Parks and trail improvement, workforce development and high-speed internet access are among the top priorities of thousands of respondents to a Wabash Heartland Innovation Network regional placemaking survey. The results will help determine how to use a $10 million Regional Cultivation Fund in the 10-county region in north central Indiana. About 2,500 people living...

  • Solinftec plans to create 90 jobs by the end of next year and up to 334 by 2022. (photo courtesy of Solinftec)

    Another Ag Tech Company Picks Purdue Research Park

    A Brazil-based digital agriculture company has big plans in West Lafayette. Solinftec says it will invest more than $50 million to establish its U.S. headquarters at the Purdue Research Park and create more than 300 jobs by 2022. The company provides Internet of Things-based technology to provide farmers with real-time data. Purdue President Mitch Daniels says the move is the latest evidence of the school "becoming a world center of precision agriculture."

  • The expansion was announced at the Agbioscience Innovation Summit in Indianapolis. (photo courtesy of Centric)

    West Coast Ag Tech Accelerator Coming to Midwest

    A California-based venture and innovation firm has announced plans to bring its THRIVE AgTech program to the Midwest. SVG Partners says the accelerator will focus specifically on animal health and support agriculture advancements while working with Indiana-based corporate partners such as AgriNovus Indiana, Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN) in Greenfield and Purdue University.

  • Hallett says the acquisition gives KAR an anchor in Europe.

    Hallett: Acquisition Opens 'Whole New World' to KAR

    The chief executive officer of Carmel-based KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE: KAR) says today's acquisition of Belgium-based CarsOnTheWeb continues KAR's transformation into a global technology company. Jim Hallett says the deal for the online auction company also ensures a "strong international presence as we continue to grow beyond North America." KAR already has a presence in the United Kingdom after acquiring two UK-based companies over the last few years. KAR...

  • The platform was announced during The Startup Ladies' fourth anniversary luncheon.

    New Startup Ladies Platform Targets Startups, Investors

    The chief executive officer of The Startup Ladies in Indianapolis says a new online educational platform will serve as a boon for entrepreneurs and investors. Kristen Cooper says Startup Study Hall Online will provide access to the organization's executive mentors from anywhere in the country. The membership-based platform was announced as part of The Startup Ladies' fourth anniversary luncheon in Indy. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman...

  • Paul Griffin is director of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering.

    State Taps Purdue Center For Health Tech Solutions

    The state of Indiana is working with Purdue University to develop and implement technology systems to battle clinical challenges throughout the state, including long-term care and the opioid crisis. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has announced a two-year, $12 million contract with Purdue's Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering. The center will identify four high-need communities: two to implement programs to improve Medicaid long-term care and...

  • Becker says ITIA will have members from every corner of the state.

    Becker: 'Great Time' to be Tech Company in Indiana

    Indiana technology pioneer David Becker says the sector’s momentum in the state is "off the charts" and a new industry group should provide the missing link needed for long term growth. Becker, a serial entrepreneur and founder of First Internet Bank, is chairman of the newly-formed Indiana Technology and Innovation Association, a public policy organization that will give the industry its first consistent presence at the Indiana Statehouse. "Obviously...

  • Clear Software Appoints CRO

    Zionsville-based Clear Software LLC has selected Bob Boehnlein as chief revenue officer. Boehnlein most recently served as chief executive officer of big data consulting firm Perscio LLC, which he founded in Indianapolis.

  • Gallant says using social media to promote products is "on a rocket ship type of pace."

    Online, Mobile Tech Driving Holiday Shopping

    As the holiday shopping season begins, an executive with DMI in Indianapolis says technology will continue to fuel shoppers' buying choices. President of Digital Transformation Solutions Gregg Gallant says that goes beyond online offers. "You go to your favorite stores and download their apps," Gallant tells Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman, "they're immediately going to know your preferences for what you buy in that store and will give you promotiona...

  • More than 90 companies are part of the organization.

    Group to Bring Tech Voice to Statehouse

    Some of the biggest names and businesses in Indiana's tech sector are coming together to launch an organization to advocate for the industry with state leaders. The Indiana Technology & Innovation Association says it will push for policies to ensure the state has a strong infrastructure for tech companies to start, enough capital for them to grow and enough talent for them to sustain and scale. First Internet Bank Chief Executive Officer David Becker, who will serve as...

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    Health IT Company Makes Plans For Electric Works

    The developers of the massive Electric Works project in Fort Wayne have announced another tenant. RTM Ventures says Medical Informatics Engineering has signed a letter of intent to locate some of its future northeast Indiana operations at the mixed-use innovation district.

  • Darin Brown (left) and Geoffroy Bauer (photos courtesy of High Alpha)

    High Alpha Adds Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

    Venture studio High Alpha has added two entrepreneurs in residence. The Indianapolis-based company has announced the hiring of Darin Brown and Geoffrey Bauer. 

  • Payne talked about Bloomington's innovation focus on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick.

    Bloomington Christens 'Beating Heart' of Innovation

    After nearly a decade of work, city and technology leaders in Bloomington have unveiled a coworking space they believe can be a catalyst for jobs and wage growth. The Mill is coworking and flexible office space that is envisioned as the hub for Bloomington’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. It is located in the historic former Showers Brothers Company furniture factory and will serve as the anchor for the Trades District, Bloomington's certified technology park.

  • Construction on the first phase is set to be complete in 2020.

    Infosys Hub to 'Reskill' Workforce

    India-based Infosys, which today broke ground on a $35 million U.S. Education Center in Indianapolis, says the campus is focused on preparing the American workforce for the technology jobs of the future. "Continuous learning and reskilling are core components of Infosys' DNA," said Chief Operating Officer UB Pravin, adding the company will use the facility on the former Indianapolis International Airport terminal site to train 10,000 new American hires.

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    Board Chair: Rose-Hulman Finds 'Right Person' in Coons

    The chairman of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Board of Trustees says new president Rob Coons has some major work ahead of him, but he's prepared for the job. Coons, who has been serving as acting president since Jim Conwell announced his resignation early this month, has been tasked with what Niles Noblitt calls "future-proofing" the university by preparing students for high-tech futures. Coons takes charge of Rose-Hulman in the final two years of the...

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    Infosys to Break Ground at Airport Site

    State and local officials will Friday break ground on a new U.S. Education Center for India-based Infosys. The company is initially investing $35 million to transform more than 70 acres of the former Indianapolis International Airport terminal site into a training center and 250-person residential facility totaling 125,000 square feet.

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    Young Coders Win South Bend Pitch Competition

    Two fifteen-year-olds have been crowned winners of a business idea event at South Bend Code School. Hello World. A Pitch Competition from Nowhere, USA featured five teams presenting concepts to a panel of judges that included San Francisco-based venture capitalist Cyan Banister. David Harrison and Matthew Williams, both from South Bend, took home the $2,500 top prize by pitching the Ideator, a website to...

  • CEO Ben Lanius calls Indianapolis "a great place to build and grow our business."

    Government Tech Company Growing in Indy

    HighPoint Global LLC says it will expand its Indianapolis operations and create up to 60 jobs. The government services tech platform currently has more than 100 employees in Indianapolis and plans to begin hiring in the coming months. The company provides information technology services and digital solutions to government agencies. In addition to its Indiana operations, HighPoint has offices in Baltimore and Virginia. HighPoint says it will hire for positions including instructional...

  • (Image of Infosys Technology and Innovation Hub at OneAmerica Tower courtesy of the Indiana Economic Development Corp.)

    Infosys to Add Texas Tech Hub

    India-based Infosys (NYSE: INFY) has announced plans to add another U.S. Technology and Innovation Hub. The company, which opened its first hub in Indianapolis earlier this year, says the new location near Dallas will create 500 jobs by 2020. 

  • Tech Exec - Indy 'Dodged a Bullet' on HQ2

    While a big name in the state’s technology community is praising the bid effort, he says the Indianapolis region "dodged a bullet" by not landing an Amazon.com Inc. (NYSE: AMZN) headquarters. Fishers-based ClearObject Inc. Chief Executive Officer John McDonald says Amazon’s $5 billion plans, which call for 50,000 additional jobs over 20 years, would’ve compounded existing transportation, housing and workforce issues. Amazon announced Tuesday that...

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    Krauss: Future Prospects Should be Treated in 'Amazon-Like Way'

    As central Indiana leaders react to the decision by Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) to invest $5 billion in new headquarters in New York City and a Washington D.C. suburb, a key figure in Indianapolis' unsuccessful bid says the city and state "should be extremely proud of what our story is." Indy Chamber Chief Economic Development Officer Maureen Krauss says the resulting data, assets and partnerships developed through Amazon's more than year-long process...

  • Trine University to Open School of Computing

    Trine University has announced plans to open a School of Computing in the fall of 2019. The new school will be placed in a planned $8.5 million expansion to Fawick Hall on the university's main campus in Angola. The School of Computing will include current computer and software engineering courses and a revamped computer science and information technology major that will include cybersecurity, health informatics and web development tracks. 

  • Cowork Evansville is located at Innovation Pointe in downtown Evansville.

    Cowork Evansville to Ceremonially Open

    A reception and free coworking day will be held Tuesday at Cowork Evansville to celebrate its recent opening. The space, which is managed by the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville, is in the city's downtown. The facility includes conference rooms, wi-fi, print services, kitchen space, standing desks, collaborative spaces, phone rooms, 24-7 secure access and access to business counseling for members. The space is located in Innovation Pointe.

  • Scale Computing Eyes Global Growth

    Fresh off a $35 million round of funding and a partnership with global tech giant Lenovo, the chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Scale Computing says the stage is set for even bigger things in the future. "I think we're on a path to hopefully be looking towards an IPO in a few years," said Jeff Ready. "You never know how these things go, but we're growing very quickly and big partners like Lenovo help us get there and this funding will help, too."

  • IBRI Details Medical Data Collaboration

    The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in Indianapolis has announced a partnership with a global information technology consulting company. Massachusetts-based Virtusa Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTU) says the collaboration will involve analyzing synthetic medical data, which isn't subject to the same privacy regulations as real-world data sets, to accelerate research on diseases like diabetes. The collaborative analyses, IBRI and Virtusa say, will use...

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    Funds Lift Evansville Tech Developer

    A tech startup in Evansville has secured a $1 million boost. Motivating Systems LLC develops sales-as-a-service platforms that are designed to help organizations motivate their people through rewards and positive reinforcement. The funding comes from Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures and other contributors who are not being named. Motivating Systems launched in 2015 and has grown from one customer, a middle school in Vanderburgh County, to more than...

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    IDOE Releases STEM Strategic Plan

    The Indiana Department of Education has unveiled a six-year STEM strategic plan. The department says the plan focuses on improving instruction, implementing evidence-based STEM curriculum and early STEM career exposure. IDOE says the strategy builds on accomplishments it has made since 2017, including adding 60 STEM-infused K-12 districts, delivering STEM-focused professional development to 16,000 Indiana educators and working with more than 1,000 school leaders on models using...

  • Megan Glover is the founder and CEO of 120WaterAudit.

    120WaterAudit Continues Pattern of Growth

    The chief executive officer of Zionsville-based 120WaterAudit LLC says the company is growing its national profile as it grows locally. Megan Glover says high-profile recognition like last year's victory in the Indianapolis version of the Rise of the Rest pitch competition and being featured earlier this year in California Sunday Magazine have been door-opening developments for the water quality testing and infrastructure software provider. She says...

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    Don Brown to Headline Life Sciences Presentation

    One of the biggest names in the state's technology scene will deliver a keynote address Friday at a life sciences industry event. Don Brown, who founded and sold Software Artistry and Interactive Intelligence and launched a third company in 2016, LifeOmic, will headline The Changing Business of Healthcare conference at the Roche Diagnostics corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. The event is part of...

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    Hoosier Rural Electric Co-ops Land $161M in USDA Loans

    Two power cooperatives in Indiana will receive tens of millions of dollars in loans through a U.S. Department of Agriculture program. South Central Indiana REMC & SCI Security LLC in Martinsville has been awarded $100 million in funding and the Linden-based Tipmont REMC $61 million for infrastructure projects designed to boost reliability and resilience of electricity delivery. SCI REMC's investment plans call for...

  • Eleven Fifty Considered a 'Best Coding Bootcamp'

    Fishers-based Eleven Fifty Academy has been named one of the Best Coding Bootcamps of 2018-2019. Course Report, a website that bills itself as "the leading authority on immersive technology education," says programs on the list have helped grow the industry in a sustainable way. Founder Scott Jones says...

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    FreightRover Ramping Up Expansion

    FreightRover LLC has detailed expansion plans at its downtown Indianapolis headquarters. The supply chain management and payment technology provider says it will add 120 jobs by 2020 and invest over $1 million into office renovations. FreightRover says it has already brought on 30 employees and expects to hire 60 by the end of next year at average salaries higher than the Marion County average. Chief Executive Officer Eric Meek says...

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    Rose-Hulman Announces President's Departure

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has announced the resignation of President Jim Conwell. Senior Vice President Rob Coons will serve as acting president. In 2013, Conwell became the 15th president of the institution. A news release from Rose-Hulman says the decision was mutual, citing "board concerns and President Conwell's need to focus on a family health issue that is requiring more of his time and attention." The board of trustees is scheduled to meet...

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    Forklift-Tracking Tech Wins Innovation Showcase

    An Evansville-based business is the winner of top prize at the recent Innovation Showcase in Indianapolis. Quarion Technology Inc. develops tracking and control technology for forklift equipment and President Eric Pryor says the $10,000 in winnings will help the three-year-old startup boost its reach through increased marketing and sales efforts. The technology, Quarion says, can help...

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    Commission to Consider Global Investment Plans

    The Metropolitan Development Commission of Marion County will Wednesday hear from two companies on major economic development proposals. The commission is slated to consider approving the sale of 140 acres where the Indianapolis International Airport once stood to India-based Infosys (NYSE: INFY) for its massive work, live, play campus. Additionally, Switzerland-based dormakaba will request tax abatement on plans involving 165 new jobs. Infosys intends to initially invest...

  • Parkview Health has won the award five years in a row.

    Hoosier Hospitals Named 'Most Wired'

    Six Indiana hospitals have received national recognition for their focus on technology. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives selects its Most Wired list based on survey results related to how health systems promote technology to further increase care in their communities.

  • (Image courtesy of Amazon.com Inc.) Amazon's Seattle Campus employs more than 40,000.

    Report: Two Sites to Split Amazon HQ2

    Citing a person familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is planning to choose two locations for its second headquarters, splitting the investment and jobs between the two. Indianapolis is one of 20 finalists for the project. The publication reports the e-commerce giant is making the move in hopes of having an easier time recruiting enough tech talent. Each facility would house 25,000 employees. Amazon has said the HQ2 project...

  • (Rendering of shell building supplied by Kosciusko County EDC.)

    Warsaw Tech Park to Grow, Shell Building in The Works

    Officials connected to one of the state's 23 Certified Technology Parks have detailed an expansion. Plans at the Warsaw Tech Park call for over 50 additional acres -- more than double the current footprint -- and a new shell building. Both are set to open next year in the Kosciusko County city and feature easy access to U.S. 30. The shovel-ready property includes multiple lot sizes, off-site water retention and underground utilities. Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer says...

  • Floyd County Library Transforms House Into Digital Library

    A historic home in the community of Galena has gone high tech thanks to work by the Floyd County Library. The 1864-built Belle Schillings House, which once served as a post office, is now a digital library. The house sits on U.S. Highway 50 and had been vacant for years when the owners, the Oakes family, donated the property to the Floyd County Commissioners in 2011, who only used a section of the 2 acre property for a recycling center.

  • MomentPath CEO Caitlin Coffman (picture courtesy: MomentPath)

    Childcare Tech Platform Rebrands

    Indianapolis-based tend.ly, a mobile platform for child care providers and families, is rebranding. Chief Executive Officer Caitlin Coffman says the switch to MomentPath reflects a commitment to "improving and enriching the lives of all those that use our software." The company launched as tend.ly in 2014. The platform offers billing, scheduling, curriculum, reporting and standards tracking resources for preschools and child care centers. The company has raised more than...

  • Bethel College opened in the fall of 1947.

    Bethel College to Add Computer Science Major

    Bethel College plans to add a Computer Science major in the fall of 2019. School officials say the program has been established due to the increase in regional and national demand for skilled tech and software developers. Bethel commissioned a study conducted by STAMATS that found northern Indiana has a deficit in computer science workers, despite over 220-percent growth in Computer Science degrees awarded in the area over the last five years. 

  • High Tech Telehealth Comes to Vermillion County

    North Vermillion Community School Corporation students and staff will have access to a new telehealth clinic established at North Vermillion Elementary School. The clinic will deploy medical providers from Valley Professionals Community Health Center after its inclusion in the Indiana Rural Schools Clinic Network. 

  • Indy Company Hosting Esports Tournament

    An Indianapolis-based software company will Saturday host its inaugural Nocturnal esports tournament. Challonge says the event, taking place at The Union 525 in downtown Indy, will feature gamers of all ages and skill levels competing for cash prizes.

  • IN3 Sees Big Defense Industry Upside

    The chief executive officer of the Indiana Innovation Institute says his organization is an "enabler" for economic growth that can help the state tap into lucrative opportunities with the U.S. Department of Defense. General Gene Renuart, who retired from the U.S. Air Force as commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado, says billions of dollars of potential federal defense contracts for the private and public sectors are at stake and...

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    Event Tech Company Growing in Indy

    Indianapolis-based Socio Labs Inc. says it plans to add more than 100 jobs over the next four years. The event software company is looking to invest $1.2 million into expanding its headquarters. Socio currently employs 15 in Indianapolis and has an office is Turkey. The new positions include sales development representatives, account executives, customer service representatives, a digital marketing manager, a QA engineer, a product manager and a chief of staff. The company say...

  • (Image of Jon Dunn courtesy of Indiana University.)

    IU Tapping Tech For Audiovisual Archive Project

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $1.2 million grant to Indiana University Libraries to develop a system to search for digitized audiovisual files. The funding will support a multi-institutional effort led by IU Libraries to create and test an Audiovisual Metadata Platform, which will generate searchable, time-stamped descriptions for digital content. The effort will use human labor and tap into automated technology to help make...

  • (Image courtesy of the Indiana Woment in Tech Championship.)

    IWit Championship Returning 'Bigger And Better'

    Organizers of the Indianapolis Women in Tech Championship says spectators and participants at the LPGA event will enjoy an improved version in 2019 as some of the best golfers in the world return for a third time to the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course in Speedway. Whitney Kuntz, senior sponsorship director at Connecticut-based promoter Octagon, says plans call for growing existing offerings surrounding the event like the IWiT Summit and the Eureka Exchange. The 2019 IWiT Championship...

  • Joe Wheat founded MiraVista in 2002.

    Diagnostics Developer Plans Indy HQ Expansion, Jobs

    Indianapolis-based MiraVista Diagnostics LLC has announced a $5.3 million expansion. The fungal disease testing company says it plans to add up to 31 jobs by 2021 and double the size of its headquarters. MiraVista currently employs 44 and says hiring is expected to begin next year for positions including customer service representatives, laboratory technicians, research scientists and sales and marketing associates. The new positions are expected to pay...

  • (Image of Cummins Global Headquarters courtesy of Columbus, Indiana Visitors Center.)

    Cummins Touts Record Quarterly Revenues

    Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) Chief Executive Officer Tim Linebarger says rising demand in a number of key markets drove record quarterly revenues. The company is also reporting third quarter net income of $692 million, compared to $453 million during the same period a year ago. Cummins is maintaining its previous earnings projections of full-year earnings in the range of 15 to 17 percent. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization jumped more than...

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    Cummins, BIC Teaming Up

    As Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) continues to boost its emphasis on electrified power, the global manufacturer is partnering with the Battery Innovation Center at the WestGate @ Crane Technology Park. The collaboration involves workforce training as well as testing and validation services for Cummins technology. Over 1,000 Cummins employees are currently working toward completing BIC courses that include advanced energy storage technology topics, chemistry and safety.

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    Indiana National Guard Cuts Ribbon on STARBASE Gary

    A program designed to offer students a "hands-on, minds-on approach" to science, technology, engineering and math education has officially opened in a fourth location. STARBASE Gary follows campuses in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and South Bend. The Fort Wayne location was opened first in 2012. Outside of Indiana, there additional locations for the National Guard-supported program in Texas and Oklahoma. Indiana National Guard Major General Courtney Carr says...

  • Sky's The Limit For River Ridge

    As the River Ridge Commerce Center in southeast Indiana nears a decade of redevelopment work, the sprawling development is closing in on a major milestone: 10,000 employees. The former U.S. Army ammunition depot covers more than 6,000 acres along the Ohio River in Jeffersonville and Charlestown and is home to a diverse mix of more than 50 companies, including Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN). But Executive Director Jerry Acy, who notes that only about 20 percent of the property is...

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    Springbuk Attracting Cultural Recognition

    Indianapolis-based Springbuk is being recognized by a global business publication. Entrepreneur magazine has named the health technology company to its annual Top Company Culture List. Springbuk is the only Indiana company on the list, which considers multiple factors in seven categories including effectiveness, connection and leadership. Springbuk Director of Experience Kristy Bittles said...

  • IU Tech Transfer Toppling Records

    More technology transfer activity is occurring at Indiana University than ever before. Some 485 inventions have gone from concepts and creations developed on-campus to market over the last three years -- a record -- and Vice President For Research Fred Cate says sustained investment by IU is driving the growth. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Cate said the university and its Innovation and Commercialization Office have improved the process by which...

  • Manufacturing Survey: 'Industry 4.0' Taking Over

    A co-author of the 2018 Indiana Manufacturing Survey says the results show the industry's health is "in the best shape ever." Indiana University Kelley School of Business Associate Professor of Operations Management Mark Frohlich says the Industry 4.0 -- a fourth generation of manufacturing that is more focused on technology and data -- is in full force throughout the state.

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    Society of Innovators to Celebrate Relaunch

    A long-running organization in northwest Indiana that promotes the culture of innovation will officially relaunch today during a gathering at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond. The Society of Innovators at Purdue University Northwest, detailed an affiliation with Purdue in August designed to boost its impact throughout the region and beyond. The organization says...

  • Cook Regentec Focused on Breakthroughs, Collaboration

    Bloomington-based Cook Regentec has opened its first facility in Indianapolis. The company has transformed an old beer warehouse into space at the high-profile 16 Tech innovation district. Part of the space will be dedicated to what the regenerative medicine therapy incubator and accelerator is calling The Collaboratory, where its scientists, engineers and product developers will partner with Indiana University School of Medicine researchers.

  • Ladig was named Start Fort Wayne's first executive director in May 2017.

    Start Fort Wayne Leader to Step Down

    The executive director of Start Fort Wayne has announced plans to resign at the end of the year. Rhonda Ladig, who was selected for the position in May 2017, says the transition comes as the organization shifts its focus. Ladig is the first executive director for Start Fort Wayne. The nonprofit, which was founded to help entrepreneurs grow in northeast Indiana, says it is looking to move from general business creation to "technology and growth-oriented companies that...

  • Purdue Northwest Enters Research Agreement With Crane

    Purdue University Northwest's Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation has been awarded a cooperative agreement with Crane to research the ability to predict the lifespan of electronic components. CIVS Director Chenn Zhou and Professor Hansung Kim's research using 3D models and simulations hopes to forecast the life cycle of system components in real-time, and find causes of the degradation.  “Accurate prediction of component functionality over time and ...

  • R.J. Talyor founded Pattern89, formerly known as Quantifi, in 2017.

    Pattern89 Lands $3.5M in Funding

    An Indianapolis-based tech company has closed on a $3.5 million round of funding. Pattern89, which uses an artificial intelligence platform aimed at improving paid social advertising results, says it will use the funding to expand its marketing efforts, scale its platform, and grow its data science, sales, and marketing teams. Pattern89, formerly known as Quantifi, launched in 2017 as a spin-off of Indianapolis-based High Alpha. The funding round was led by...

  • Plans call for the organization to take up the second floor of the former Indianapolis ITT Tech campus.

    'Impact Ecosystem' Set to Take Over Old ITT Tech Space

    Early plans for a big chunk of the former ITT Tech headquarters on the far north side of Indianapolis have been announced. Multiply Resources founder Craig Dereka says the second floor of the facility will be converted into an "impact ecosystem" geared toward entrepreneurs in social, faith-based and impact-focused fields. In addition to coworking and office space, the vision for the yet-to-be-named hub could also include creative, legal, financial and acceleration services...

  • Lt. Col. David O'Neill (photo courtesy of Grissom Air Reserve Base)

    New Squadron Commander At Grissom Air Reserve Base

    The newest Commander has been officially welcomed at Grissom Air Reserve Base. The 434th Communications Squadron is now being led by Lt. Col. David O'Neill, who comes to Grissom from Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, Illinois, near St. Louis, MO.  O'Neill takes over for 434th Mission Support Group Commander Col. Scott Russell, who says he's confident the right choice was made.  “This is someone who wants to command, someone who wants to take care of peop...

  • Shared BigData Gateway for Research Libraries project director Jamie Wittenberg (photo courtesy of IU)

    IU Leading Partnership to Create Research Database

    An effort to create a secure online database for academic resources has received a boost after being awarded nearly $850,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences. The funding will be used to help along the $2 million Shared BigData Gateway for Research Libraries, which will enable researchers to gain access to research data through the cloud-based platform being created by a partnership led by the IU Libraries and IU Network Science Institute. Additional funding is ...

  • The GE Aviation Lafayette Engine operation opened in 2015.

    GE Aviation Plant Leader Updates Progress

    Three years after opening, the GE Aviation Lafayette Engine Facility is realizing some of its lofty ambitions. During an interview on a special Greater Lafayette town hall edition of Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, new Plant Leader Renato Vidal says nearly 200 will be employed at the plant by the end of the year. The company expected to add 200 jobs by 2020 when ground on the $110 million operation was broken in 2014.

  • Union 525 the former home of Manual and Wood high schools.

    INfuze Indiana to Launch Before Packed House

    A new organization focused on boosting entrepreneurship throughout the state will hold its first event Wednesday before a sold out crowd at The Union 525 in Indianapolis. INfuze Indiana's mission is to bring together stakeholders from all walks of the startup ecosystem for what it describes as consistent, local community events discussing top issues. The keynote speaker at the inaugural gathering will be longtime Indiana venture capitalist Jane Martin.

  • (Image of CEO and co-founder Andy Medley courtesy of PERQ.)

    Hoosier Tech Investors Partner to Boost PERQ

    Indianapolis-based PERQ has received a $5 million round of funding. The support includes participation from 10 Indiana investors. They are: Elevate Ventures, Collina Ventures LLC, former Indianapolis-based T2 Systems executives, former ExactTarget Chief Marketing Officer Tim Kopp and the co-founders of Greenwood-based One Click Ventures. The company provides technology that deals with digital consumer engagement and shopping behavior. In 2016, it received...

  • A public launch of the new partnership will be held in December at Hard Truth Hills Welcome Center in Bloomington.

    Bloomington, Columbus Partner With Elevate Ventures

    The cities of Bloomington and Columbus and Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures have announced a partnership the venture development organization says is designed to "begin the cultural shift toward entrepreneurism and innovation" in the region. The agreement includes contributions of up to $1.5 million from Elevate Ventures and $1 million from the cities. The collaboration includes...

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    High Alpha Spawns Tenth Tech Startup

    The first company has launched from Indianapolis-based High Alpha since the venture studio received a $100 million infusion in July, and the tenth overall. Anvl develops software designed to reduce and prevent maintenance service industry injuries. The company is led by Hoosier tech scene veteran Robin Fleming, who previously served as vice president of technology for Angie's List before its acquisition by New York-based IAC (Nasdaq: IAC). Anvl was born out of a first-of-its-kind...

  • Zimmer Biomet Partnering With Apple

    Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) has announced a partnership with Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) to assist patients undergoing knee and hip replacement surgeries. Zimmer Biomet has developed an app for the iPhone and Apple Watch designed to improve the connection between patients and their surgical care teams.

  • Daniels Envisions Purdue, Region as 'Cooler Place'

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels says a more than $1 billion live, work, play development on the West Lafayette campus will be a magnet for attracting and keeping top talent in the region. The Discovery Park District is part of a 30-year vision to transform the west side of the Purdue campus and create a "preeminent environment" for educational, economic, cultural and community activities in the region.

  • Ben Forrest is CEO of Olio.

    Tech Startup Aims to Cut Out Medical 'Stumbling Block'

    As healthcare continues to evolve, a Carmel-based tech startup is rising to meet one rapidly-changing facet of the industry's business model. Olio develops software that it says helps providers at every stage of care communicate more effectively. CEO Ben Forrest says the platform his growing company has developed overcomes the traditional stumbling block of sharing information on a patient's recovery among multiple caregivers, health systems and facilities from start-to-finish.

  • Angie's List Parent Acquires New York Tech Company

    Colorado-based ANGI Homeservices Inc. (Nasdaq: ANGI), which has a major presence in Indianapolis, has announced plans to acquire a tech company based in New York. Financial terms of the deal for Handy Technologies Inc. are not being disclosed, however ANGI says Handy will continue to operate out of New York City.

  • Mary Snapp with Microsoft Philanthropies was among those at Thursday's announcement.

    'Game-Changer' Skillful Program Coming to Indiana

    A national nonprofit has chosen Indiana as the next state for its Skillful initiative, designed to help workers, especially those without four-year college degrees, find good jobs in a changing economy. The New York-based Markle Foundation is working with partners including Microsoft Philanthropies, Walmart and Purdue University on the workforce development effort. Skillful, which began in Colorado, helps workers partner with companies to identify skills they already have and find...

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    New Elevate Ventures Fund Aims to Catalyze Innovators

    Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures says a new funding initiative will be a "propelling" force for entrepreneurs in regions where it has established a presence. The Community Ideation Fund will make $200,000 available in each of Elevate Ventures' partnership regions over the next three years. The funding comes from the state's 21st Century Research and Technology Fund, which is overseen by the Indiana Economic Development Corp. It focuses on...

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    IU Kelley Degrees Launch on Digital 'Destination'

    The Indiana University Kelley School of Business is launching two master's degrees on a high-profile online platform. The accounting and information technology management programs will be available beginning next year through edX. edX.org, founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is billed as "the leading nonprofit online learning destination." The organization has alliances with more than 130 member institutions. In addition to...

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    Notre Dame IDEA Center Establishes Startup Fund

    A separate for-profit investment fund to speed up ideas toward development has been established by the Notre Dame IDEA Center. The name draws from the center's race-car branding: Notre Dame Pit Road Fund. The fund will offer seed funding for student, faculty, alumni and community startups, which Notre Dame vice president and associate provost for innovation, Brian Ritchie, says will fill a resource gap between a business idea and the ability to garner follow-up investments and hittin...

  • Purdue Global Adds Cloud Computing Degree

    Purdue University Global has announced plans for a new cloud computing degree program. The bachelor's degree will be the first new program offered by the school since it joined the Purdue system earlier this year. Purdue Global is partnering with Virginia-based ManTech (Nasdaq: MANT), which helped develop program.

  • Officials from the Regenstrief Institute accepted the first place prize in the Inject Tech Challenge. (photo courtesy of Regenstrief Institute)

    Life Sciences Summit Competition Winners Unveiled

    BioCrossroads has unveiled the winners of two competitions at the 2018 Indiana Life Sciences Summit. The events include the inaugural Indiana Inject Tech Challenge, which focuses on the creation of new technologies designed to improve patient outcomes, as well as the BioCrossroads New Venture Competition.

  • Brandon Ridenour (file photo)

    ANGI Homeservices Names New CEO

    Colorado-based ANGI Homeservices Inc. (Nasdaq: ANGI) has named a new chief executive officer. The company, which maintains a significant presence in Indianapolis, says Chief Product Officer Brandon Ridenour will transition to CEO by the end of the year. He succeeds Chris Terrill, who will remain with the company in an advisor capacity. Terrill will also step down from the ANGI Homeservices Board of Directors and Ridenour will join the board following the transition.

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    Inventory Taking Stock of Data Assets in The Region

    An inventory of public wireless and optical communications assets in northwest Indiana is underway. The developers behind the $40 million Digital Crossroads of America Data Center in Hammond have hired an engineering firm in Germany that deals with network deployment and planning throughout the world. Digital Crossroads Chief Executive Officer Peter Feldman says coverage is inconsistent in the region and throughout most of the country.

  • (Image courtesy of Danise Alano-Martin on Twitter.)

    Hoosier Women in Technology Launches

    A new group from the organization behind events like the Combine in Bloomington and Ignite Bloomington has launched to draw more women to the tech scene in the Monroe County city. Hoosier Women in Technology, created by Bloomington-based nonprofit Humanetrix Foundation Inc., will host its first event toward the end of the month. Danise Alano-Martin says HooWiT will serve as a forum for engagement and connections for women looking to break into tech or advance their careers.

  • IU Researcher Receives Grant for Startup

    An Indiana University researcher has received a federal grant for his high-tech startup where he hopes to develop technology to reduce testing on animals. Ken Shao's Dream Tech LLC received a one-year $245,130 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. The assistant professor of environmental and occupational health founded the company to lessen the use of animals in testing for chemical toxicity in food, pharmaceuticals and pesticides. "Dream Tech is de...

  • Fort Wayne Momentum Helped Seal Sweetwater Deal

    Sweetwater founder Chuck Surack says Indiana had some competition when it came to landing the company's $76.4 million expansion and more than 1,000 jobs. "Economically, the states of Nevada and California were pulling really hard and offered us quite a bit of incentives," said Surack, who adds Fort Wayne's downtown revitalization helped keep the expansion at home. Sweetwater, which currently employs 1,300 in northeast Indiana, recruits from around the globe.

  • (Image courtesy of Ball State University.) Startup Weekend events will be held at the Applied Technology Building.)

    Startup Weekend Muncie Awaits Entrepreneurs

    Budding entrepreneurs will develop and pitch their business ideas this weekend on the Ball State University campus. Techstars Startup Weekend Muncie starts Friday evening and runs through Sunday. Participants have the opportunity to work with coaches and mentors before pitching their ideas to a panel of judges including Scotty's Brewhouse founder Scott Wise and Elevate Ventures Entrepreneur In Residence Jacob Schpok. Several coaches and mentors will take part in the event, which is...

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    Purdue Team Taps Into Augmented Reality For Medical Tech

    A team at Purdue University is using technology most commonly associated with gaming to assist in potentially life-saving situations. The augmented reality system gives doctors who lack experience a remote helping hand from more experienced surgeons and physicians. Health care workers in the field -- war zones, disaster areas, rural areas -- use an AR headset that connects with mentor professionals who are using a large video screen to assess the situations and provide feedback.

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    Furrion Sets Up Shop in Europe

    An Elkhart manufacturer has opened an office in the United Kingdom, marking its entry into the European market. Furrion, which supplies electronics, appliances and robotics to the recreational and marine vehicle industries, has subsequently named Jim McEwan vice president and country manager for the U.K. The company says McEwan, who previously served as a sales director with Whirlpool Corp.'s (NYSE: WHR) Europe, Middle East and Africa unit, will be charged with...

  • dormakaba plans to break ground on the expansion later this year.

    Swiss Company Bringing 100 Jobs to Indy

    Switzerland-based dormakaba is expanding its Indianapolis operations and plans to create more than 100 jobs over the next few years. The security solutions company says Indianapolis will be its Access Solutions Americas segment headquarters. The company plans a significant investment to nearly double the size of its Indianapolis facility and increase production of secure locks and access control solutions. The technology is designed for markets including schools, airports...

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    FileWave Names New CEO

    Indianapolis-based tech company FileWave has a new leader. Rolf Anweiler, who previously served as senior vice president of marketing for California-based Mapp Digital, will become the chief executive officer of the multi-platform endpoint management software company.

  • Ultimate Technologies Group will expand is presence to the Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers.

    Ultimate Automation Acquires Carmel Company, Rebrands

    Fishers-based Ultimate Automation has acquired Electronic Evolutions Inc. in Carmel. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, however two companies have been rebranded under the Ultimate Technologies Group banner. The combined company will be headquartered in the existing Ultimate Automation offices and will also expand into the Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers.

  • Terre Haute Fail Fest Promoting 'Go For It' Mentality

    The organizer of the third Terre Haute Fail Fest says the event offers an opportunity to urge entrepreneurs and innovators to "go for it" and accept that failure is part of the process. Shelley Klingerman, who is also executive director of Launch Terre Haute, says the message at Wednesday's day-long gathering will be particularly important in the Wabash Valley.

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    Centric Names Indiana Innovation Award Winners

    Indianapolis-based Centric Inc. has announced the winners of the 2017 Indiana Innovation Awards. The honors go to individuals and organizations "who are successfully leading the innovation charge in our state," according to the think tank. An executive panel of judges picked ten of the state's best new innovations from 56 finalists.  The official 2018 Indiana Innovation Award winning innovations are:    SmartCore – AgNext (West Lafayette)&n...

  • Innovation Organization Strengthening Influence

    An Indianapolis-based organization focused on driving innovation among government, defense, research and industrial stakeholders is expanding its reach with a new consortium and collaboration space. The Indiana Innovation Institute has launched the Indiana Consortium for Advanced Technology Transition, as well as office, conference and warehousing space in the WestGate@Crane Technology Park in Odon that could become a makerspace. IN3 Chief Executive Officer General Gene Renuart said...

  • Susan Marshall launched Torchlite in 2015.

    Torchlite Locks up More Funding

    Indianapolis-based Torchlite has secured a $3 million round of funding from backers including former Salesforce Marketing Cloud Chief Executive Officer Scott McCorkle and a new investor, Salesforce Ventures. The digital marketing talent platform says its 2017 revenue doubled from the previous year and it will use the funds to boost its global network of freelancers. The latest investment brings the total amount raised by Torchlite to $5.5 million since its founding three years ago.

  • High-Tech Hub Offers Career, Hands-on Experiences

    A suburban Marion County school district has opened a new space focused on career-based, entrepreneurial and high-tech skills. The Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township's Innovation and Design Hub focuses on student-directed and community learning initiatives and includes interactive whiteboards, 3-D printers and a computer programming laboratory. Hub Director Brian Bulmer tells Inside INdiana Business it will also...

  • ClearObject CEO John McDonald is a founder of the organization.

    Events-Focused Group Looks to 'Catalyze' Entrepreneurship

    A nonprofit geared toward boosting the state's entrepreneurial community has officially launched. INfuze Indiana, co-founded by Fishers-based ClearObject Corp. and born from the recently-canceled INX3 event in Indianapolis, focuses on organizing community events to bring together entrepreneurs and investors. It will host its first event -- featuring...

  • Determine Found Non-Compliant With Nasdaq

    Carmel-based Determine Inc. (Nasdaq: DTRM) is facing procedures that could ultimately result in the company being delisted from The Nasdaq Stock Market. The tech company says it has received a notification letter from Nasdaq saying it is out of compliance due to its continuous low stock price.

  • Leaders Discuss Technical Roles For Women at Crane

    Two women in leadership roles at Naval Support Activity Crane say the massive southwest central Indiana employer has a long history of employing women in traditionally male-dominated roles. In part three of a special feature that goes behind the scenes at Crane, Inside INdiana Business talked about women in business and technical positions with Crane Army Ammunition Activity Pyrotechnics Commodity Manager Lara Zilafro and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Deputy Technical Director...

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    Final Designs Unveiled For Pike County Tech Center

    Officials in Pike County have finalized designs for the planned Entrepreneurship & Technology Center. The Pike County Economic Development Corp. says the facility will include a coworking space, makerspace and a training center.

  • Indy School District to Cut Ribbon on Innovation Hub

    The Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township in Indianapolis will Friday celebrate the grand opening of its Innovation and Design Hub. The district says the creative learning space is the first of its kind and will feature advanced technology such as 3D printers, a computer programming lab and audio/visual production capabilities.

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    Forbes Calls Indiana 'Center' of AgTech Scene

    Forbes Media Editor-In-Chief Steve Forbes says hosting the Forbes AgTech Summit in Indianapolis for the first time puts the global event at "the center of it all." The event features dozens of entrepreneurs and leaders in the field at all levels from farmers to innovators to Governor Eric Holcomb. When asked why Indianapolis is the right place for the event, Forbes told Inside INdiana Business Mary-Rachel Redman "the question is not why, but why not?" He discussed...

  • New KAR HQ Progressing, Representing Tech 'Transformation'

    Carmel-based KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE: KAR) says its planned $80 million headquarters in the Hamilton County city remains on-pace to open next summer. The wholesale used vehicle industry company, which announced the major investment a year ago, says it currently has 1,200 job openings throughout North America. Its expansion plans include 400 additional jobs by 2020. In an interview during a hard hat tour of the construction, Chief Executive Officer Jim Hallett said...

  • Uber Settlement Includes Indiana Drivers

    The state will receive nearly $1.5 million as part of a settlement with California-based Uber Technologies Inc. The office of Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says all states and the District of Columbia are part of a $148 million agreement connected to the ride-sharing company's long delay in reporting a data breach to its drivers. Hoosier employees of Uber affected by the incident will share a total of a little more than $750,000, which amounts to $100 per driver. Hill says...

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    Job Event For Students Aims to 'Spark' Enthusiasm

    An event this week in Indianapolis is providing over 9,000 central Indiana 8th graders with what organizers say is a first-hand look at potential future careers. JA JobSpark, an annual Junior Achievement of Central Indiana program, brings together students from 62 schools and representatives from 120 employers to take part in career exploration activities. JA of Central Indiana Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Burk says it's never too early to engage students in...

  • Infosys President Ravi Kumar (left) and Purdue Executive Vice President Suresh Garimella appeared in an interview last year on Inside INdiana Business Television.

    Purdue, Infosys Detail Cybersecurity Training Efforts

    India-based Infosys (NYSE: INFY) and Purdue University are providing more details on one aspect of a partnership announced more than a year ago. The university says it will provide intensive cybersecurity training for up to 2,000 Infosys employees throughout the world over the next two and a half years.

  • DOD Grant to Help Pilot Cybersecurity Project

    The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded nearly $2 million to the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research and the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center. The funding will allow the two entities to continue work on their Principles-based Assessment for Cybersecurity Toolkit, or PACT.

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    Researchers Set For Inaugural Technology Showcase

    The Indiana Technology Showcase at the WestGate Academy will debut Tuesday in Odon. It will feature 30 researchers from the University of Notre Dame, Purdue University, Indiana University, University of Southern Indiana, Ivy Tech Community College and the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center. Each will have three minutes to present their technologies, followed by time to discuss the innovations and potential licensing opportunities. The technology fields expected to be covered include...

  • Pacers, Salesforce Alliance to 'Change Fan Experience'

    A team executive says a recently-announced partnership between Pacers Sports and Entertainment and Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) is part of an effort aimed at becoming a leader in team sports technology. PS&E President Rick Fuson says the idea was hatched about 15 months ago after a meeting between team owner Herb Simon and Salesforce Marketing Cloud Chief Executive Bob Stutz. "There's no doubt that Herb Simon and Steve Simon want us to be a leader in the tech field."

  • NineStar Connect is headquartered in Greenfield.

    Agreement Seeks to Boost Fiber Access in Shelby County

    Officials in Shelby County are hoping a new agreement will boost the availability of high-speed fiber optic Internet service. The Shelby County Fiber Optic Board has signed a deal with Greenfield-based NineStar Connect to expand fiber access throughout the county.

  • Ribbon cutting at Netfor's new Fishers location

    Netfor Cuts Ribbon for Fishers Location

    Netfor and Fishers officials gathered Thursday for an open house/ribbon cutting for the company's new office space in Fishers Technology Park. Netfor has leased and equipped 17,500 feet of space, which is three times the size of their current office.  Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness joined company officials and One Zone Chamber of Commerce members to cut the ribbon on the new space. Netfor plans to create up to 100 new jobs by 2021. The 1995-founded company offers outsourced IT serv...

  • (Image of Joel Neidig courtesy of SIMBA Chain.)

    Northern Indiana Startup Working With Navy on Blockchain

    A young northern Indiana company has built a partnership with the U.S. Navy on an emerging digital technology. SIMBA Chain Inc., born out of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-funded collaboration between Plymouth-based Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Co. and the University of Notre Dame Center for Research Computing, will work with the Naval Air Systems Command on blockchain-centered systems for tracking aviation parts. Currently...

  • Columbus Company Expanding to Europe

    Columbus-based LHP Engineering Solutions has announced plans to expand operations to Europe. The engineering services provider and technology integrator says LHP Europe Srl will be headquartered in Italy and focus on what it calls the quickly-evolving European automotive market.

  • Tech Firm to Open New Fort Wayne HQ

    Fort Wayne-based digital marketing firm Aptera Inc. will Friday celebrate the grand opening of its new headquarters. The company has invested more than $2 million to renovate a formerly-vacant building in the city’s downtown and plans to add at least 20 jobs as a result of the move. The company, which moved to downtown Fort Wayne 10 years ago, currently has about 90 employees. Co-founder T.K. Herman says the ability to add jobs and complete for talented workers is a...

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    First Office Tenant Locks in at Bottleworks District

    Indianapolis-based High Alpha will be the anchor office tenant of a high-profile development. The $300 million Bottleworks District, which broke ground three months ago, will also include hotel, residential, theater and retail spaces, as well as a food hall. Wisconsin-based Hendricks Commercial Properties LLC Vice President of Development Isaac Bamgbose says a tenant like the tech-focused venture studio and investor will help create more vibrancy and...

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    Cummins Charging Ahead on Electric Tech

    Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is continuing a push toward more electric and hybrid-powered technology. The manufacturer has announced an agreement with KAMAZ PTC, a Russian industrial and commercial vehicle company, on bus and truck production. Thursday's announcement comes on the heels of Cummins showcasing an array of its electric and hybrid vehicle tech at high profile industry events in Germany. Cummins and KAMAZ have partnered on engine technology through...

  • 'Team Crane' Filling 'Next-Generation' Pipeline

    Naval Support Activity Crane is large in size and boasts a hefty economic impact. In our continuing series on the nearly 100-square-mile southwest central Indiana institution, Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center Director of Engagement Kyle Werner said "Team Crane" contributes some $2 billion annually to the state. Nearly 430 new NSWC Crane employees have been added over the last five years. Crane Army Ammunition Activity Engineer Lauren Shipman joined Warner on an interview ...

  • Salesforce, Pacers Partner on Digital Experience

    Indianapolis-based Pacers Sports & Entertainment Inc. and one of the largest technology industry employers in the state are joining forces to deliver what they say will be the "ultimate fan experience." The partnership with Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) will allow PS&E to connect with fans and concertgoers using email marketing, social media, digital advertising and customer service tools. The collaboration, PS&E and Salesforce say, will help...

  • Indy Dental Tech Company Acquired

    Atlanta-based True Nature Holding Inc. has announced plans to acquire a dental analytics software provider in Indianapolis in a $3 million deal. The company says it is looking to take ClariCare Inc.'s practice management optimization platform to other markets. ClariCare's platform features mobile and cloud applications to help optimize and manage critical functions at dental practice. It includes analytics suite that identifies and organizes patient data, a daily productivity and...

  • IUSB Professor Ilan Levine awarded NSF grant (photo courtesy of Indiana University South Bend)

    IUSB Awarded Grant for Dark Matter Research

    An Indiana University South Bend professor's work in dark matter has garnered the school another National Science Foundation grant. Professor of Physics and Astronomy Ilan Levine secured a $770,521 grant for his project "MRI Consortium: Development of Instrumentation for the PICO-500 Bubble Chamber." This is the latest award received for Levine and his colleagues' work that includes using superheated fluid and bubble chambers to search for dark matter. PICO is comprised of ...

  • Santiago Jaramillo is co-founder and CEO of Emplify.

    Big Boost For Emplify

    Fishers-based Emplify has closed on a $7.5 million infusion. The company, which focuses on employee engagement management software, says the funds will help boost market adoption of its new Emplify Partner Program diagnostics and analytics software. The round was led by New Jersey-based Edison Partners, with participation from Allos Ventures in Indianapolis, Cultivation Capital in Missouri and Bill Godfrey, co-founder and former CEO of Chicago-based Aprimo.

  • (Rendering of The Yard at Fishers District courtesy of Thompson Thrift.)

    Tech Tying Two Innovative Fishers Spaces Together

    As construction continues on The Yard at Fishers District, which will feature a culinary incubator, the founder of another nearby innovation space, the Indiana IoT Lab's John Wechsler, says technology will shape the future of the culinary scene. The incubator is one part of the $110 million mixed-use community, which will include hotel, retail, residential and dining properties. Wechsler says the culinary incubator is on pace to open in about a year. In an interview...

  • The 2018 Innovation Showcase is scheduled for October 25 at The Center, The Heritage Group's innovation hub on the northwest side of Indianapolis.

    Venture Club Bringing Back Innovation Showcase

    The Innovation Showcase will go on. The event was set to be part of the previously-scheduled INX, which was called off by organizers last month. The Venture Club of Indiana, which launched the Innovation Showcase in 2009, says the 2018 edition will take place October 25. The showcase connects Hoosier companies with sources of capital. The Venture Club of Indiana says the event will draw participants from throughout the country. The 10th annual Innovation Showcase will take place...

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    OneCause Lands $4M Investment

    Indianapolis-based mobile fundraising company OneCause has closed on a $4 million round of funding.  The company says it will use the investment to "aggressively accelerate" the development of its fundraising platform and continue the expansion of its sales and marketing efforts.

  • Crane Leaders Talk Talent Attraction

    The technical director at Naval Support Activity Crane says shifting areas of focus in the middle of the last decade to boost value, technical expertise and national status have paid off. Brett Seidle says the labor force at the world's third-largest naval installation and second-largest army ammunition depot is comprised of about two-thirds scientists, engineers and technicians on the naval side.  The number of PhDs in its ranks has jumped five-fold since 2005.

  • Celebrity Chef Stumps For Tech at Indiana IoT Lab

    During a visit Thursday to Fishers, a celebrity chef said the future of cooking involves embracing technology. Robert Irvine delivered a presentation at the Indiana IoT Lab and told Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman high-tech advances and the growing availability of home food delivery will never put bricks-and-mortar restaurants out of business, but will cause changes that restaurateurs must deal with. He said the top chefs in the country are already...

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    Virtusa Opens Indy Innovation Center

    Massachusetts-based Virtusa Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTU) has launched its Innovation Center in Indianapolis. The facility will serve as an incubation hub to showcase its technology capabilities, along with those of the company’s clients and partners.

  • Before being loaded onto the drone, high-tech Helmer refrigerators ensure the blood stays within a very tight temperature range.

    Helmer Helping High-Tech Lifesaving Mission

    An Indiana company is playing a key role in a lifesaving mission in Africa. Noblesville-based Helmer Scientific, which makes medical-grade refrigerators, freezers and blood bank storage equipment, is working with a Silicon Valley company to deliver critical blood supplies to remote areas of Rwanda. Helmer is working with robotics company Zipline on the high-tech effort, which the Indiana company says specifically targets mothers that have bleeding issues while giving birth. During an...

  • Bill Brizzard is the executive director of the IU ICO (photo courtesy of Indiana University)

    IU Touts Tech Transfer Successes

    The Indiana University Innovation and Commercialization Office is celebrating what it says was a successful year of technology transfer activity. The university earned 141 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other global organizations, up from 57 the previous year. The IU ICO is reporting 171 disclosed inventions during the year, bringing the three-year total to 485. IU also completed 46 licensing agreements in nine states, as well as Canada, Switzerland...

  • The company's NSS-2 BRIDGE device helps to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms. (photo courtesy Innovative Health Solutions)

    Opioid Withdrawal Device Advances in Ohio Competition

    A Ripley County-based medical device company is among 12 to advance in a competition aimed at finding new solutions to combat the opioid addiction crisis. Innovative Health Solutions in Versailles has received $200,000 in funding for advancing to the second phase of the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge.

  • David Ebert is also a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue.

    Purdue Tech Aims to Help With Hurricane Response

    As Hurricane Florence bears down on the east coast, researchers from Purdue University are testing technology designed to help find victims of natural and man-made disasters. The university says Social Media Analytics and Reporting Toolkit, or SMART, allows first responders to monitor social media channels to find people who need help. The platform gives first responders the ability to select key words and themes, such as flooding or medical emergencies, which are then displayed on a...

  • (Image of Suzanne Crouch courtesy of the state of Indiana.)

    Grants Part of Continued Broadband Push

    Five rural Indiana communities have received funding from the state to develop plans aimed at boosting broadband access. The Broadband Readiness Planning grants are $50,000 each and are paid for through the federal Community Development Block Grant program. The selected communities will participate in a pilot program that involves the Purdue University Center for Regional Development. The communities receiving the support include...

  • Trade Officials From Dubai Heading to Indy

    A delegation of business, economic development and governmental officials from the United Arab Emirates will be in Indianapolis beginning Sunday. The visit, hosted by World Trade Center Indianapolis, will focus on boosting economic ties between the state and the Middle Eastern nation. WTC Indianapolis President Doris Anne Sadler told Inside INdiana Business international visits like this will attract additional visits. Interest in this event, she added, has already sparked...

  • IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology (photo courtesy of IUPUI)

    IUPUI Chosen for STEM Collaboration

    The National Science Foundation has chosen IUPUI to be one of three universities aligned with a new urban STEM collaborator project. IUPUI, University of Memphis and the University of Colorado Denver will share a $5 million award, including $3M in scholarships for the Urban S-STEM Collaboratory project.  The School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI will receive $1.7 million to allow administrators and faculty to work together with colleagues at each school to provide s...

  • (Image courtesy of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway) Lexi Thompson won the inaugural event in 2017.

    IWiT Brings Some of World's Best Golfers

    The 2018 Indy Women in Tech LPGA Championship gets underway Thursday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Brickyard Crossing Golf Course. The event, which features 144 golfers from throughout the world, debuted last year and will feature $2 million in prize money. Lexi Thompson won the 2017 tournament and earned $300,000. The four-day event is a partnership with the Indy Women in Tech Foundation, which aims to...

  • (Image courtesy of Indy Women in Tech.)

    Hundreds of Girls Ignite STEM 'Superpowers'

    More than 500 middle school girls and over 50 exhibitors got together today for an event Indianapolis Deputy Mayor Angela Smith Jones says can be "an igniter" for the next generation of STEM workers. The second annual "Ignite Your Superpower" STEM Day, which took place on the IUPUI campus, allowed students to take part in experiments ranging from chemical crystallization to building and coding droids. Greg Ballard, co-founder of Indy Women in Tech, says...

  • (Image courtesy of Them LLC)

    'Rebellious' Entrepreneur Starts Digital Academy in Muncie

    An 18-year-old in Muncie has launched a program to teach 10-15-year-olds basic digital programming skills. Them LLC founder Nate Spell uses the Roblox online game-creation platform to lay down a foundation of logic and problem-solving techniques. Spell, who got his start in the digital realm by publishing his own e-magazine, says more than 600 students have attended Them Academy courses since January. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Spell discussed what drove him to...

  • (Image of the Manufacturing Advisory Council courtesy of the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network.)

    Study: 'Wabash Heartland' Strapped For Broadband Access

    The Wabash Heartland Innovation Network, a 10-county, tech-focused initiative supporting the agriculture and manufacturing industries, has released a study illustrating lagging broadband access in the region. The findings suggest residents would have saved $27 million if all unserved homes had access to the high-speed digital technology. The WHIN was first announced in 2016 and it is backed by a nearly $40 million grant from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. Its goal is to...

  • (Image of interviewers Shannon, Dengke and Jaedyn courtesy of "State of Change.")

    Documentary to Feature Hoosier Students' Future-Shaping Journey

    A new documentary that follows the journey of three Indiana students interviewing professionals in some of Indiana's signature industries debuts Thursday. "State of Change" was produced in partnership with Roadtrip Nation, a national organization focused on career exploration. Some of the companies featured in interviews by the students include Scott Farms in Carroll and Cass counties, GE Aviation in Lafayette and Salesforce.com Inc. in Indianapolis.

  • (photo courtesy SCI REMC)

    Co-Op Details Second Phase of Fiber-to-Home Project

    Martinsville-based South Central Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corp. has unveiled plans for the next phase of its fiber-to-home network project. The cooperative says construction on the $20 million second phase of SCI Fiber will begin in early 2019.

  • Governor Holcomb announced the Next Level Connections plan Tuesday morning in Martinsville.

    Spotlight Shines on 'Next Level Connections' Bill

    Indiana Office of Management and Budget Director Micah Vincent says the toll increase supporting Governor Eric Holcomb's $1 billion "Next Level Connections" plan will end up benefiting all involved. He says the agreement for a toll increase on heavy vehicles will fund the statewide quality of life projects as well as $50 million in improvements to the Indiana Toll Road over the next three years. State Rep. Pat Bauer (D-6) calls the move...

  • Jim Turner is CEO of IFN.

    Indiana Fiber Network Rebrands

    Indiana Fiber Network has relaunched under a new name. Now known as Intelligent Fiber Network, the Indianapolis-based company says the rebranding effort draws on its 16-year history and positions itself for growth in a digitally-focused world. 

  • Holcomb announced the plans this morning in Martinsville.

    Holcomb Unveils $1B 'Next Level Connections' Program

    Governor Eric Holcomb has unveiled plans for the state to spend $1 billion in infrastructure projects that he says will improve quality of life throughout the state. Holcomb's "Next Level Connections" program focuses on speeding up major road projects, increasing broadband access, improving the state’s trail system, attracting more international flights, continuing work on a potential fourth port and pushing West Lake rail service and South Shore double-tracking...

  • Indiana Wireless Laws Guide FCC on 5G

    Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr says "Indiana is our future" of the next generation of wireless telephone and date technology. At a presentation Tuesday morning at the Indiana Statehouse, the commissioner said the FCC will be unveiling "common sense" regulations to guide the roll-out of 5G throughout the country. Indiana's existing policies on small-cell wireless deployments, Carr added, will help shape the future of 5G.

  • (Image of Commissioner Brendan Carr courtesy of the FCC.)

    FCC Commissioner to Discuss 5G Future in Indiana

    Commissioner Brendan Carr will be in Indianapolis Tuesday to detail the Federal Communications Commission's next steps in its efforts to boost the nationwide rollout of 5G wireless technology. AT&T just announced Indianapolis would be the seventh city for its version of the higher-speed service, joining Verizon who detailed its 5G plans for the city earlier in August. Carr traveled to Indianapolis earlier this year to examine where the state stands on connectivity.

  • (Image of Scott Rudd [left] and Suzanne Crouch [right] courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.)

    FCC Boosts Indiana Rural Broadband Providers

    The Federal Communications Commission has awarded Indiana more than $29 million to "close the digital divide" in rural areas. The office of Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch says the funding, which will be distributed over 10 years, will boost broadband speeds in more than 24,500 locations. Crouch adds "unserved and underserved rural areas in our state need high-speed, reliable Internet in order to keep Indiana’s economy thriving."

  • (Image courtesy of SF Motors.)

    SF Motors Requesting Tax Incentives

    A California electric vehicle manufacturer is seeking tax abatement on part of its major investment plans in Mishawaka. The South Bend Tribune reports SF Motors is requesting incentives from the St. Joseph County Council that could total close to $900,000. The seven-year abatement, which would apply to an initial $20 million equipment investment on the former AM General commercial assembly plant, would go into effect next year.

  • As part of the effort, an IMS vehicle carrying a Street View Camera took a lap minutes before the race began.

    IMS, Google Release 360 Race Day View

    Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Google Street View have unveiled a 360-degree display of the venue on Indianapolis 500 race day. The project shows the entire track layout just moments before the green flag dropped for the 2018 race. IMS President Doug Boles says the display "makes race day accessible to people around the globe 365 days a year." As part of the effort, an IMS vehicle carrying a Street View Camera took a lap minutes before the race began.

  • Students have already completed their first "odyssey" at the center.

    Plainfield Schools Shows Off 'Imagination Lab'

    Plainfield Community School Corp. today hosted a community launch for what it calls a first-of-its-kind, high-tech learning center for elementary school students. The $5 million Imagination Lab boasts features including a 3-D printer, green screens and an outdoor learning garden. The Imagination Lab is at Clarks Creek Elementary School in Plainfield, in a space originally built as a natatorium for a middle school. The district's K-5 students will take part in activities, or...

  • AT&T says Indianapolis is the latest 5G city

    Indianapolis is Next AT&T 5G City

    Indianapolis is the latest city to have 5G technology from AT&T. Indy is the seventh city in the country to have the innovation introduced, joining Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Raleigh and Waco. AT&T invested nearly $425 million into their wireless and wired networks from 2015-2017, laying the groundwork to launch 5G.

  • B-Start Opens Applications

    B-Start in Bloomington has opened applications for its next five-month run. The pre-accelerator program for high-growth startups is designed to help launch innovative enterprises and create jobs. The four-year old Bloomington Economic Development Corporation program is open to anyone living in Monroe County, including IU and Ivy Tech students, and involves mentorship, workshops and a pitch competition. B-Start is beginning to renew focus on lean business models and customer...

  • (Image courtesy of Roche Diagnostics.)

    Roche Academy Boasts Training, Job Offer

    Roche Diagnostics Corp. in Indianapolis, the University of Indianapolis and Ascend Indiana have announced a collaboration designed to fill high-need technical jobs at the biotechnology company. The Roche Academy will include customized curriculum and internships for UIndy biology and chemistry students which could lead to job offers from the company upon graduation. Recruiting efforts for the program are expected to begin in October and, once students complete...

  • (Image of Dr. Alison Smith courtesy of NSWC Crane Public Affairs.)

    Defense Innovation Group Creates New Indiana Chapter

    Defense Entrepreneurs Forum, a national defense innovation organization, is launching a chapter in Indiana. The first meeting will take place Thursday at Switchyard Brewery in Bloomington and feature a three-member panel of industry leaders, including Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center Chief Engineer Alison Smith, Odon-based Artisan Electronics Inc. Chief Operating Officer Gregory Sapp and Indianapolis-based LUCIDIA iT Chief Executive Officer Janet Stiller. Sapp calls DEF Bloomington...
  • IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research Director Von Welch will lead the effort.

    IU Leading $5M Cybersecurity Center

    A nearly $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will fund a new Indiana University-led effort to secure U.S. research. IU is working with Duke University, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the University of California San Diego on the project to protect scientific computing from cyberattacks. The funding will help create the Research Security Operations Center. The virtual center will offer training for research project and higher education teams about...

  • Indiana Tech to Celebrate New Campus

    A grand opening ceremony is set for Indiana Tech's new campus in Lafayette. The ceremony will be held Thursday, September 13 at the new facility on the east side of Lafayette.  The 4,145 square foot building officially opened on June 25, making it the 17th Indiana Tech regional campus, in addition to the main Ft. Wayne campus. The Lafayette facility houses two classrooms, one of which also serves as a computer lab.  “Through our College of Professional Studies, India...
  • (Image provided by the British Embassy in Washington D.C.)

    British Ambassador Meets With South Bend Mayor

    A visit this week to South Bend by British Ambassador to the United States was designed to help boost the relationship between the United Kingdom and the U.S. regarding clean growth and energy efficiency. Kim Darroch met with Mayor Pete Buttigieg to discuss development of electric vehicle and green energy technology. The discussions highlighted the city's "smart transportation" efforts, which include municipal charging stations at City Hall. The pair met at...

  • ASSURE will be based in Purdue's Discovery Park.

    Grant to Fund Cutting-Edge Military Cybersecurity Work

    Purdue University has landed a $2.3 million contract from the Indiana Innovation Institute to help develop a program focusing on military cybersecurity. The school will work with Indiana University, the University of Notre Dame and Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division on the ASSURE program, which aims to find and address vulnerabilities in military electronics. ASSURE, which stands for Achieving Scientifically Secured User Reassurance in Electronics, is also tasked with...

  • Air Show Returns to Grissom

    Grissom Air Reserve Base will host its first air show in 15 years next year. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the Grissom Air & Space Expo September 7-8, 2019. 434th ARW commander Larry Shaw says work has already begun to plan the show. “We’ve got an aggressive team working diligently to ensure we put on the best show possible.” “We’ve been laying the foundation for this event for six months already, working behind the scenes, ...

  • (Image courtesy of Laddawn Inc.)

    Berry Buys Bag Maker

    Evansville-based Berry Global Group Inc. has completed the acquisition of a Massachusetts-based plastic bag and film manufacturer. The price of the deal is not being disclosed, but Berry Global says Laddawn Inc. possesses a "unique-to-industry" sales e-commerce platform through its website. Laddawn has manufacturing operations in Massachusetts, Georgia, Nevada, Iowa and Texas. It currently employs 380 and Berry Global says Laddawn's net sales over the last year totaled...

  • Tyner says "it's unusual to see returns that significant."

    Study Details Broadband Benefits

    A study from Purdue University's Center for Regional Development suggests Indiana could generate a $12 billion economic impact over 20 years with a meaningful investment in bringing broadband access to rural areas. The report, commissioned by Indiana Electric Cooperatives and Tipmont REMC, estimates every dollar invested in broadband returns nearly $4 to the economy. Researchers looked at potential costs and benefits from installing broadband within the service territory of seven...

  • (Pictured left to right: Ryan Vaughn, Scott Dorsey)

    Dorsey: Sportstech Accelerator May be Just The Beginning

    Supporters say Indy's new sportech accelerator that was announced last week represents a perfect marriage of the city's world class sports brand and a vibrant tech ecosystem. The Techstars SportsTech Accelerator Powered by Indy is expected to attract interest from hundreds of entrepreneurs around the globe. But technology entrepreneur Scott Dorsey says that may be just the start.

  • (rendering courtesy Purdue Northwest)

    Ground Broken for PNW STEM Facility

    Purdue University Northwest has begun construction on a $40 million Bioscience Innovation Building on their Hammond campus. The STEM-centered facility will hold the school's nursing and biological sciences departments.  The 68,000 square foot building will be specifically designed as a learning environment with instructional labs and classrooms. The facility will be located near the student union and library and east of Lawshe Hall. Substantial completion is set for April 2...

  • Jon Gilman founded Clear Software in 2012.

    Clear Software Closes Funding Round

    A Zionsville-based tech company has closed on a Series A round of funding. Clear Software, which provides a cloud-based automation platform for businesses, says the funding was led by Collina Ventures and also included investors such as Angie's List co-founder bill Oesterle, though specific investment numbers are not being disclosed.

  • The first FroYo Xpress kiosk will launch in late September at Purdue's Third Street Market.

    Purdue Frozen Yogurt Startup to Launch First Kiosk

    A frozen yogurt startup founded by a group of Purdue University students will this fall open its first self-serve kiosk on the West Lafayette campus. FroYo XPress, which features all-natural, dairy-free frozen yogurt products, aims to provide convenient, healthy alternatives to traditional desserts.

  • Scott Dorsey is the chairman of the board for Indiana Sports Corp.

    Dorsey: SportsTech Accelerator an 'Enormous Accomplishment'

    One of Indiana's biggest names in technology says a newly-announced multi-million-dollar accelerator is a key opportunity for the state to blend its strengths in tech and sports. Indiana Sports Corp. Board Chair and High Alpha founding partner Scott Dorsey says Techstars SportsTech Accelerator Powered by Indy can impact the state's sports organizations "in a profound way" in areas from big data science to esports and virtual reality. In an interview with Inside INdiana...

  • The cyber academy is located at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center

    Officials to Cut Ribbon on Cyber Academy

    Governor Eric Holcomb will join officials from the Indiana National Guard and Ivy Tech Community College Wednesday to cut the ribbon on the new Ivy Tech Cyber Academy at Muscatatuck in Jennings County. The academy, located at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, will train military and civilian students in dealing with cyber threats.

  • Christine McDonnell is the co-founder and CEO of Codelicious.

    Codelicious Targeting 'Aggressive' Growth Goals

    The co-founder and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Codelicious says the $940,000 round of funding the company recently secured will help achieve its aggressive growth goals. Christine McDonnell says the company hopes to grow the number of clients from the current 10 to 100 by the end of the year and eventually expand the "Curriculum-as-a-Service" platform nationally and internationally. Codelicious develops subscription-based computer science curricula for...

  • Ryan Vaughn is president of the Indiana Sports Corp.

    Sports Tech to Fuel New Accelerator

    A group of sports organizations is making a big bet on sports tech through a three-year, multi-million-dollar partnership with a worldwide entrepreneurship network. The Indiana Sports Corp., NCAA and Pacers Sports and Entertainment are among the founding partners of a sports tech accelerator that will launch in Indy with the backing of Colorado-based Techstars. Techstars SportsTech Accelerator Powered by Indy will select 10 companies from throughout the world each year to come to...

  • (Image Courtesy of Visit Indy)

    Analysis: Indianapolis Top 10 Contender For Amazon 'HQ2'

    A new analysis is suggesting which of 20 finalists might make the best location for Amazon.com Inc.'s (NYSE: AMZN) second headquarters. Using data from its latest America's Top States for Business study or from comparable local sources, CNBC says Austin and Dallas are the top contenders. Overall, Indianapolis received a grade of "B," which puts it in top 10 standing, on par with cities like Columbus, Ohio, Los Angeles and Raleigh. Only six cities received rankings higher...

  • Jeremy Reymer is founder and CEO of DriverReach.

    Indy Tech Company Touts Growth

    Indianapolis-based DriverReach says it has seen "momentous growth" in the first half of the year and is on pace to double its revenue. The company, which has created a mobile-enabled recruiting management system for CDL drivers, says revenue has grown by more than 40 percent each month and plans to hire a small number of employees by the end of 2018.

  • The NCAA is headquartered in Indianapolis.

    NCAA to Make Sports Tech Announcement

    The Indianapolis-based NCAA will Tuesday make a sports tech announcement. Few details were provided, however the event will include Governor Eric Holcomb, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and representatives from the Indiana sports community.

  • Mike Dahl (center) is CEO of Mobile Initiative.

    Telecom Manufacturer to Open Clarksville Facility

    Louisville-based Mobile Initiative  has announced plans to move its overseas manufacturing facility to southern Indiana. The company, which specializes in the design, manufacturing and distribution of mobile devices, plans to add 45 jobs by the end of 2021. Financial terms of the expansion were not immediately disclosed.

  • (Image courtesy of Kim Saxton courtesy of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.)

    Indy Continues to be a Draw in 'Very Complex' Digital Marketing Field

    A clinical professor of marketing with the Indiana University Kelley School of Business at the IUPUI campus says if there is a ceiling to the marketing technology industry in the state, we haven't yet reached it. Kim Saxton adds that growth in the field, which includes Monday morning's announcement by Chicago-based Cheetah Digital of plans to add 100 jobs, could eventually lead to more consolidation. But...

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Who Are The Innovators?

A regular feature on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, The Innovators with Dr. K is all about Indiana innovators and their ideas.

Hosted by renowned Indiana University entrepreneurship pioneer Dr. Donald Kuratko (aka Dr. K), the segment shines a spotlight on Hoosier entrepreneurs who pitch their ideas, then answer pointed questions from Dr. K.

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      If you had asked me 10 years ago what the internet would look like in 2018, I’m certain I would not have predicted the major players driving internet usage today – primarily because those drivers were in their infancy at the time. Netflix, for example, had just launched an online streaming service in 2008 to complement its then-groundbreaking (and Blockbuster-destroying) DVD-by-mail service. Today, Netflix streaming consumes 15 percent of the world’s internet...

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