IBRI Stretching Out Statewide

Posted: Updated:
David Broecker was named CEO of the IBRI in 2015. David Broecker was named CEO of the IBRI in 2015.
SOUTH BEND -

The chief executive officer of the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute says the organization's first satellite office, launched Thursday in South Bend, as part of an effort to grow the IBRI footprint throughout "the four corners of the state." David Broecker says the new location at Innovation Park will allow the IBRI tap into the researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators at the University of Notre Dame campus. He says the IBRI has existing academic and research relationships with Indiana University and Purdue University and he hopes to add more partners down the road to enhance the state's already strong life sciences reputation.

In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Broecker says the doors are open for collaboration. "I love to say that entrepreneurship and innovation is a contact sport and so you've gotta facilitate contact," he said. "We don't expect our people just to be in the lab 24-7. We want them to be getting out, having conversations, establishing a network and being physically in different places is an important aspect of that." Broecker says in order for innovators associated with the IBRI to be able to take ideas from the white board to the real world, "you've got to be in places where people congregate and create an environment where you're going to share ideas and roll up your shirt sleeves."

The IBRI began having a presence at Notre Dame last October by adding Notre Dame computer science and engineering professor Nitesh Chawla as a visiting fellow. IBRI Research Fellow and Single Cell Bioanalytics Center Director Mike Pugia will split time between IBRI headquarters in Indianapolis and the Innovation Park office.

The institute launched in 2013 with an initial $50 million in funding from sources including the state, Lilly Endowment Inc., Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE: LLY), and the Indiana University School of Medicine. It will be the anchor tenant of the massive 16 Tech Innovation District near the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis.

In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Indiana Biosciences Research Institute CEO David Broecker says the doors are open for collaboration.
  • Perspectives

    • Truck Driver Supply Impacting Cargo Hauling Demand

      The U.S. unemployment rate has moved down to 3.9 percent, which is its lowest level since December 2000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Great news! Maybe not. There are business sectors that need employees due to constraints in the labor market - namely truck drivers. The level of employment in the truck transportation industry is essentially unchanged since mid-2015, according to the bureau. And the impact is being felt.

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Triple XXX Root Beer Appears in Prime Time

      A soft drink that carries the name of an iconic West Lafayette restaurant has been featured on a national television series. In a message on the Triple XXX Family Restaurant's Instagram page, co-owner Carrie Ehresman said the recent appearance of Triple XXX Root Beer on NBC's "Chicago Fire" was not product placement. She said the show's producers reached out through the restaurant's website and "we weren't sure we'd make the final cut until it aired!"

    • Mark Sandy became Ball State's director of intercollegiate athletics in 2015.

      Ball State to Introduce Next AD

      Ball State University Monday will name a new director of intercollegiate athletics. Mark Sandy, who has served in the position for more than three years, announced his retirement in January. During Sandy's tenure, eight teams won Mid-American Conference league championships or division titles. Three new facilities projects have been completed during his time in Muncie...

    • IU Nominated for Tech Transfer Award

      Indiana University is among five nominees for Tech Transfer Unit of the Year. Global University Venturing has nominated the IU Research and Technology Corp., one of three nominees in North America. 

    • The facility also features a computer training lab, a bistro and Bosma's retail store.

      Bosma Launches Salesforce Training Program

      Indianapolis-based Bosma Enterprises has launched a program to train people who are blind or visually impaired to be Salesforce administrators. The organization says BosmaForce involves an 18-week online course available throughout the United States. Bosma Enterprises Chief Executive Officer Lou Moneymaker says people who are blind of visually impaired face a 70 percent national unemployment rate, and the BosmaForce program aims to create pathways to high-paying, in-demand careers.

    • On-Air

      Find out when and where you can watch and listen to our reports.