Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame have entered into separate master collaborative research development agreements with the Indiana Innovation Institute to pursue funding for various defense opportunities.
IN3 says the agreements allow for a joint proposal process to seek work with the U.S. Department of Defense and other military on hypersonics, cyber-physical systems and artificial intelligence.
“Putting these unique partnership agreements in place strengthens our collective work in advancing the defense sector here in Indiana and across the country,” said Stephen Kelly, chief executive officer of IN3. “Indiana is rich in its assets to solve emerging technical challenges for the DoD and we become stronger when we all work together.”
IN3 also works with regional, state and national partners to form teams to research and solve defense challenges. The agreements are for three year periods and the institute says they will help streamline future collaborative measures and to strengthen the organization’s goal of creating a hub of national security innovation.