Centric Innovation Network's board chair says a conference this week will be an opportunity to “raise the profile” of Indiana as an innovation center. Doug McColgin says even though technology companies tend to get most of the attention in that area, Thursday's Day of Innovation will also recognize service, startup and arts organizations. In a Studio(i) interview, McColgin says the event will honor innovations in products ranging from shower heads to fishing lures. Purdue University President Mitch Daniels will also receive the 2013 Excellence in Innovation Award.

Reposted From August 26, 2013

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Centric's Indiana Innovation Network is proud to announce Purdue University President, Mitch Daniels as the 2013 recipient of the Excellence in Innovation Award.

“In honor and recognition of Mitch Daniels' innovative leadership and accomplishments as the 49th Governor of the State of Indiana and the focus on innovation he has placed as President of Purdue University, it is our distinct privilege to make this announcement,” said, Centric Board Chair, Doug McColgin.

“Our single highest ambition in public life has been to see Indiana become a leader of change, an innovator economically and in every dimension,” Daniels said. “There is no area in which I could be more appreciative of being recognized.”

Indiana Innovation Award winners include three time winner, Delta Faucet, and two time winners, People for Urban Progress and Vortek Surgical. First time corporate winners include Bloomington's Studio Cypher, and Fishers-based ECO Lighting Solutions, Fish Boing Lures out of Plainfield and others. Non-profit and arts winners include the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Brackets for Good, and the Symphony's ensemble-in-residence, Time for Three.

About the Day of Innovation:

The Day of Innovation is the only Indiana innovation conference that brings together leaders and practitioners from all sectors and backgrounds. The convergence of minds from business, non-profits, academia and start-ups creates for an unprecedented mix of energy and creativity. Throughout the day, programs and renowned, innovative speakers will share their success stories.

You may visit www.dayofinnovation.com for additional detail and how to register for this premier conference. You may also call Brittney McColgin for questions, registration and sponsorship opportunities at 317.408.1409.

About the Indian Innovation Awards:

The Indiana Innovation Awards are the centerpiece of the Day of Innovation. The Indiana Innovation Awards recognize those individuals and organizations who are successfully leading the innovation charge in our state. These are the only broad-based innovation awards in the state, recognizing winners from all sectors and of any size.

Source: Centric

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