Tag: Economic Outlook/Forecast

As 1 of 5 Readiness Challenge Grant winners, Indianapolis – along with key university, government and business partners – stands poised to boost innovation, inclusion and investment

Indianapolis is one of five cities recently awarded Readiness Challenge Grants from the Smart Cities Council — a development that paves the way for each city to use smart technologies to boost local innovation, inclusion and investment activities. The Circle City joins Austin, Miami, Orlando and Philadelphia as grant winners, emerging from a pool of… Read more »

NY Times: Indianapolis emerging as a technology hub; IU among state universities supplying tech talent

A recent New York Times article offered the nation, in fact the world, an overview of something that Hoosiers have known for several years now — that Indianapolis is more than a manufacturing center and is taking its place as a technology center. Just a few examples cited in the story included: The expansion of… Read more »

IU South Bend announces endowed chair for palliative/hospice care

Through a $1.68 million pledge from the Dwyer Charitable Trust, IU South Bend has established the Vera Z. Dwyer Bicentennial Chair of Palliative Care. The new chair will help IUSB advance opportunities for practice, education and research in palliative and hospice care — and extends a partnership between the university and the Center for Hospice… Read more »

IBRC offers ‘gloomy’ outlook for U.S. economy in 2017, though Hoosiers are expected to do slightly better

It is said that economics is “the dismal science,” one often prone to gloomy projections in a world whose human inhabitants tend to consume more than they produce. Unfortunately, the annual economic forecast offered Thursday by the Kelley School of Business did little to dispel this dour notion, as scientists from the Indiana Business Research Center… Read more »

Kelley School of Business launches its annual Business Outlook Tour on Thursday in Indy and Bloomington

What awaits Indiana’s — and the nation’s — economy in 2017? Researchers at the Indiana Business Research Center will offer their best guess Thursday morning by kicking off their annual Business Outlook Tour at the Conrad Indianapolis Hotel at 50 W. Washington St., followed by a noon presentation at the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington…. Read more »

Indiana Business Research Center welcomes economic developers, researchers to Innovation 2.0

Sometimes, it’s those who measure innovation who turn out to be innovators themselves. Such is the case with the Indiana Business Research Center and its research tool known as Innovation 2.0. Described as a “portal” to various types and amounts of data collected by federal and state sources, Innovation 2.0 offers insight into a region’s… Read more »

NSF-funded projects will aid STEM education at IUB and bring I-Light to regional campuses

Within the past month, a pair of National Science Foundation-funded initiatives have been announced — one at IU Bloomington, the other targeting IU’s regional campuses — that will respectively boost efforts to improve STEM education and advance research efforts at a statewide level. The former project, known as TRESTLE — or Transforming Education, Stimulating Teaching… Read more »

IU Kokomo program gets freshmen business students an early start in job interview skills

As Indiana’s colleges and universities strive to produce more job-ready graduates for growing industries, another priority — that of instilling “soft skills” among prospective employees — is a priority as well. During Innovate Indiana’s recent E2E Convergence conference held at IUPUI’s Campus Center, these “soft skills” — areas that range from communications, leadership traits and… Read more »