A new partnership between Ivy Tech Community College and the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center in southern Indiana will market Crane-developed technology to small businesses. The agreement is the first-of-its-kind between the school and the military installation and involves Ivy Tech's Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship in Bloomington. Radius Indiana is an economic development organization representing eight counties in south central Indiana.

August 1, 2014

News Release

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington's Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship and the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane (NSWC Crane) have entered into partnership to promote technologies developed at Crane to the small business community.

NSCW Crane is a Federal Laboratory of the U.S. Department of the Navy, providing multipurpose research and development, manufacturing technology, engineering, testing, manufacturing, and fleet support.

NSWC Crane has a significant portfolio of patented technologies available for commercial activities and is actively looking for partners in industry to license these technologies and move them to new markets.

Ivy Tech-Bloomington and its Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship will work with Crane to market and promote these existing technologies to the small business community in the Bloomington and surrounding areas.

This is the first agreement of its kind between NCSW Crane and Ivy Tech.

Ivy Tech Community College (www.ivytech.edu) is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Source: Ivy Tech Community College

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