Purdue Research Aims to Improve Intersection Safety

Researchers from Purdue University and the Indiana Department of Transportation are developing technology that could help improve the safety of drivers at intersections. Howell Li, principal research analyst at Purdue's Lyles School of Civil Engineering, and his team are working on what they call "traffic signal cabinets," technology that can adjust traffic signals to reduce the number of drivers who run red lights. Li says the technology can ease a driver's "dilemma zone," and help them clear intersections more safely and efficiently.... Read More

Design On Tap Merges with Ceemless Innovation

Indianapolis-based tech company Ceemless Innovation is merging with Design On Tap, a marketing agency also based in Indy. Ceemless Chief Executive Officer Tony Scelzo says bringing the expertise of both companies together will create greater value for clients.... Read More

Bargersville to Become Certified Gigabit City

Residents and businesses in the town of Bargersville will soon have access to ultra-high-speed fiber optic internet. Evansville-based Metronet says it is investing millions of dollars to help the Johnson County town become a Certified Gigabit City.... Read More

Resultant to Expand DOC Learning Management System

An Indianapolis-based technology and analytics consulting firm has been hired by the Michigan Department of Corrections to expand its statewide learning management system. Resultant will work with the MDOC to offer offenders access to virtual instruction, certification programs, the electronic law library, and documentation needed for the job market.... Read More

Partners to Bring Internet to Ohio River Valley

New Hampshire-based Senet Inc., a provider of cloud-based software and services, and GRiT Technologies LLC, located in the Gibson County town of Haubstadt, are forming a partnership to deliver carrier-grade LoRaWAN connectivity to the Ohio River Valley and surrounding areas. GRiT Technologies says the partnership enables its service provider partners to easily add new services, such as Internet of Things, to their businesses.... Read More

New Uplands Foundation to Support WestGate Growth

A new foundation has been created to lead the physical development of the WestGate@Crane Technology Park in Odon. The Uplands Science and Technology Foundation aims to grow the park’s capabilities in areas such as microelectronics, artificial intelligence, and hypersonics.... Read More

Utility App Wins Crossroads Pitch Competition

Evansville-based startup Utiliz has won first place in the Spring 2022 Crossroads Pitch Competition held at The Mill, Bloomington’s nonprofit center for entrepreneurship and coworking. Utiliz, which won by unanimous vote, helps determine when water utility pipes are likely to fail.... Read More

Purdue Startup Receives NSF Grant for Braille Device

Independence Science, an educational technology company in the Purdue Research Park, has received a one-year grant from the National Science Foundation to develop Sci-Dot, a multiline Braille device that collects and analyzes scientific data. Purdue says the nearly $255,000 grant will help the company create a more inclusive laboratory experience for blind and deaf-blind students to prepare them for STEM careers.... Read More

NITCO to Build High-Speed Network in Newton County Town

Northwestern Indiana Telephone Co. is planning to build a high-speed fiber broadband network in the Newton County town of Morocco this spring. NITCO says the network will replace the existing cable system as well as upgrade the networking to provide gigabit speeds to every resident in the community.... Read More

Avoiding Accidental Franchise Pitfalls

Most people think they know a “franchise” when they see one—McDonald’s, Subway, 7-Eleven, Anytime Fitness, to name a few. However, there are some franchise relationships that are not so obvious. Ma...... Read More