IN3 Launches Collaboration Space, New Consortium

The collaboration space is inside the WestGate Academy Conferencing and Training Center. The collaboration space is inside the WestGate Academy Conferencing and Training Center.

The Indianapolis-based Indiana Innovation Institute will Tuesday open a new collaboration space at the WestGate@Crane Technology Park in Odon. The space, located in the WestGate Academy Conferencing and Training Center, features more than 1,000 square feet of office and conference rooms, as well as 8,000 square feet of additional warehousing that could potentially be used for a makerspace. 

IN3 is an applied research institute that brings together researchers from government, military, industry and research universities in a collaboration with Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane. Chief Executive Officer General Gene Renuart says the space will allow engineers at NSWC Crane and other businesses and organization to collaborate on projects specifically to benefit the U.S. Department of Defense and industry.

Additionally, IN3 has launched the INdiana Consortium for Advanced Technology Transition. The institute says the consortium includes large and small businesses, academic institutions, nonprofits and non-traditional organizations, all aiming to solve "difficult technical problems in microelectronics, hypersonics, electronic warfare, and other advanced technologies. 

We will have more on IN3's latest initiatives, including an interview with Renuart, in today's INside Edge e-newsletter

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