The new president of the Battery Innovation Center at the WestGate @ Crane Technology Park believes the organization can provide a statewide industry resource that no longer exists. David Roberts says the BIC can be a “trusted partner” to help private, education and public sector discoveries move from “bench to commerce.” He also says the center can provide unbiased technology data, which are currently generated by industry sources.

Roberts says that information could come with “question marks.” He says through its partnership with companies throughout Indiana, the BIC could be a partner to help lead innovators in and out of the state eventually grow and locate here.

Roberts says the industry is currently undergoing a “story shift.” He says technology for the transportation industry was usually the front-runner in the state, but now areas of potential growth include utility and community residential energy storage.

Source: Inside INdiana Business

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