Economic Development

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 »

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 »

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 »

New IU Kokomo computer science degree helps fill job growth demand

Indiana University Kokomo will offer a computer science degree beginning this fall semester – allowing students access to a high-paying, fast-growing career field in the state and across the country. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education approved the four-year degree, which will help fill some of the gap for computer science graduates in every sector,… Read more »

Save the Date: 3rd Annual Education to Employment (E2E) Convergence, April 20 in Indianapolis

Representatives of the higher education, industrial, nonprofit, government, and economic and workplace development sectors will benefit by attending the third annual Education-to-Employment (E2E) Convergence on Thursday, April 20 on the Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis campus. The E2E Convergence is a statewide forum focused on how Indiana can build a stronger workforce by developing and retaining… Read more »

VIDEO: IU among the founding members of Indiana IoT Lab-Fishers

Indiana University Vice President for Engagement Bill Stephan was among state, local and industry leaders who announced plans to create a 25,000-foot facility in Fishers. Indiana IoT Lab-Fishers is located in the city’s Certified Tech Park. The goal is to encourage collaboration and innovation within the Internet of Things industry. Member companies will be allowed to… Read more »

Drone tech company that received Innovate Indiana Fund investment announces partnership

PrecisionHawk, which received an investment from the Innovate Indiana Fund, has more great news! The company has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime® MC Series embedded modules to enable global LTE connectivity for its Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety (LATAS) platform, which enables safe drone operation on a broad scale. Congratulations to PrecisionHawk! You can read a news release here.