ClearObject Collaboration Acts as 'Accelerator'

Posted: Updated:
ClearObject designs, develops and manages IoT-driven products and platforms. ClearObject designs, develops and manages IoT-driven products and platforms.
FISHERS -

The chief executive officer of Fishers-based ClearObject Corp. says a new partnership with UI Labs' Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute in Chicago will broaden the Internet of Things-focused company's global presence. John McDonald says the collaboration will provide access to university and industry talent, expertise and connections. ClearObject is one of over 300 UI Labs partners, including Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT).

In an interview with Inside INdiana Business Multimedia Journalist Mary-Rachel Redman, McDonald said the collaboration will open the door for multiple opportunities.

"In some ways, I think, UI Lab is something like our IoT Lab here in Indiana -- in Fishers -- but just a couple years down the road," he said. "They have some things that they've figured out how to do like bring together different companies into workshops that can talk about big issues like machine learning and cybersecurity. They've figured out a way to get legal agreements between them, so they don't have to work through those on a project-by-project basis. They've figured out a way to bring funding from different sources if you choose to from the federal government and others. These are all things that I think we'll all evolve to, but they give us a chance to kind of crack into that club a little earlier and maybe also bring the best of what it has to offer back to Indiana, as well."

McDonald says ClearObject's current network of partners includes IBM and Google and the additional connections at UI Labs help it tap into "a robust collection of collaborators." He says the partnership will also support the company's need for highly-skilled employees. Joining forces with UI Labs, McDonald adds, will create access to skills, talent and companies, as well as lead to projects with higher visibility that can boost the knowledge base of existing staffers.

  • Perspectives

    • Circling Back on WeWork

      Back in July when we first discussed WeWork, this fast-growing but money-losing venture was one of the most talked-about IPOs in years. At that time, we noted that it was too early to say what would happen, but “it should be very interesting to watch it all play out.” Turns out, that was a massive understatement!

    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

    • Lauren Petersen and Johna Norton

      United Way Names New Board Members

      United Way of Central Indiana has elected Lauren Petersen (pictured) and Johna Norton (pictured) its newest board members. Petersen currently serves as TechPoint’s senior director of relationship management. She graduated summa cum laude from Ball State University in 2011 where she earned a bachelor’s degree in urban planning and development. Norton serves senior vice president, Global Quality for Eli Lilly and Co.  

    • Photo courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

      Red Bull to Discontinue Air Race World Championship

      The Red Bull Air Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, originally scheduled for October, has been canceled as a result of Red Bull's decision to discontinue the Air Race World Championship following the 2019 season. The company says the races scheduled between June and September in Russia, Hungary and Japan will run as planned. 

    • Central Indiana Red Cross Names Executive Director

      The American Red Cross has named Britt Sutton the new executive director for its Central Indiana Chapter. Sutton previously served as the director of policy for the Indiana Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services, specializing in administrative law and policy composition for the Indiana Medicaid Home and Community Based Services Waiver programs. 

    • How Elkhart Became The RV Capital of The World

      Today we all know Elkhart, Indiana as the RV Capital of the World. More than 80 percent of global RV production is based throughout the region. That means that if you see an RV rolling down the road anywhere in the world, chances are that it was built with the craftsmanship and dedication of Hoosiers.

    • New Owner Combines AIT Labs, Texas Company

      Indianapolis-based AIT Laboratories Inc. has merged with an out-of-state company. The combined business, called AIT Laboratories, a HealthTrackRx company, will be headquartered in Texas. HealthTrackRx currently operates a toxicology lab in Denton, which is outside of Dallas. Ancor Capital Partners is the private equity firm that owns the company. It says AIT's GuideMed narcotics prescription clinical support program will be based in Indianapolis.