We welcome the new director of the IU Public Policy Institute

Tom Guevara has been named the director of the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, located at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He spent the past six years as deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. In his role there, Guevara led the federal economic development agenda, promoting innovation and competitiveness to help… Read more »

Ask the Tech Manager: Bill Brizzard discusses how inventors can help IURTC commercialize inventions (Part 2 of 2)

The first of this two-part feature was published Feb. 2. You can read it here. Q: How can I help with the commercialization of my work? A: Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. typically follows a delayed path of patent prosecution to allow time for the invention to be developed and to find a commercial… Read more »

Bloomington Innovation Conference brings together industry leaders, IU Bloomington researchers on April 6

The third annual Bloomington Innovation Conference continues its mission to bring some of the best Indiana University research to the marketplace. Researchers will highlight new and continuing innovation in the Indiana University Bloomington research community, and regional industry leaders will get early exposure to cutting-edge work that could potentially lead to commercial products and services…. Read more »

Forbes: Indianapolis ranks high among American metropolitan areas in creating technology jobs

According to a Forbes survey of American metropolitan areas, the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson area ranks #5 in the country in creating high-tech jobs. In the Forbes article, which you can read here, the authors write, “Another surprising up and comer is Indianapolis in fifth place. The share of STEM jobs in the local economy, 5%, is close to… Read more »

IURTC Outreach: Jennifer Finefield to speak at March 21 panel discussion

Jennifer Finefield, senior technology manager at Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., will speak on a panel titled “How Secure Are Your Patents?” The event will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, at the downtown Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg, 11 S. Meridian Street. The event is sponsored by the Indiana Health… Read more »

IU doctors, Purdue University researchers collaborate to create embedding program

The Oncological Sciences Center at Purdue University’s Discovery Park and Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center are collaborating to create a less invasive means of detecting prostate cancer. The Walther Oncology Physical Sciences and Engineering Research Embedding Program places either a Purdue student or postdoctoral trainee studying the physical and chemical/sciences or engineering… Read more »

Students showcase entrepreneurial skills in 2017 JagStart competition

Entrepreneurship knows no bounds, least of all age or industrial/educational sector. The 2017 finalists in the JagStart Elevator Competition are proof. JagStart, sponsored by the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, brought together 15 student entrepreneurial teams who pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges. The students came from a wide range… Read more »

Video: IU School of Medicine collaboration part of larger economic development groundswell in Evansville

Kirk White, Indiana University Assistant Vice President for Strategic Partnerships, spoke to Inside Indiana Business about a collaboration among southern Indiana hospitals – including Evansville’s Deaconess Health System, Jasper’s Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, and Vincennes’ Good Samaritan Hospital – and the Indiana University School of Medicine. The minute-long video and an article can be… Read more »

In Their Own Words: IU-based medical software startup Digital Health Solutions LLC

Digital Health Solutions LLC, founded by Dr. Stephen Downs and Tammy Dugan of the Indiana University School of Medicine, is commercializing software that can help doctors improve quality of care for pediatric patients. Downs and Dugan wrote about the software, called CHICA, and the company for TechPoint, whose mission is to promote and accelerate the… Read more »