Tag: startups

In Room 127 at IU East’s Hayes Hall, innovation and creativity abound

Take a visit to Room 127 in Hayes Hall on the IU East campus in Richmond and one will encounter an absolute treasure trove of high-tech gadgetry. Think of it as an innovation station — a place for students to gain inspiration into research or a new business idea. Want to try on a pair… 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 »

Three IU economic development programs recognized by UEDA during annual summit in Roanoke, Va.

Three IU economic development programs were recognized on Oct. 18 during the University Economic Development Association’s (UEDA) Annual Summit in Roanoke, Va. Among 20 finalists for UEDA’s Awards of Excellence was IU Bloomington, which was selected for its partnership with the Bloomington Economic Development Corp. to launch the B-Start pre-accelerator. B-Start seeks to provide entrepreneurial… Read more »

PROFILE: IU-backed WhatFriendsDo provides online aid for those in need, blazes new trails for female-run startups

When a loved one becomes seriously ill, loses a family member, picks up the pieces after a fire or faces military deployment, they need help. They need friends. But sometimes, their friends’ best intentions go awry. Efforts get duplicated, confusion reigns and soon, nerves are frayed. Sounds like a job for WhatFriendsDo. Launched in June… Read more »

B-Start pre-accelerator prepares for second year of mentoring student-run businesses; applications due Sept. 16

B-Start, a pre-accelerator program for early-stage technology companies run by Indiana University Bloomington and Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington students, begins its second year this fall and will begin accepting applications August 29. Launched by the Bloomington Economic Development Corp. and supported in part by Innovate Indiana, B-Start involves a four-week program throughout October and… Read more »

Innovate Indiana Blog to get a makeover and a new name. Stay tuned for the August 1 debut!

Exclamation points are generally a no-no when writing headlines. But here at the Innovate Indiana Blog, we’re going to make an exception — just this once — to make an important and exciting announcement. Effective Aug. 1, the Innovate Indiana Blog will have a newer, cleaner appearance and a different name to be revealed that… Read more »

U.S. FDA accepts ApeX Therapeutics application to test lead drug candidate

  ApeX Therapeutics, which has received an investment from the Innovate Indiana Fund and licenses technology through Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., has had its Investigational New Drug (IND) application accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The company will conduct clinical testing of its lead drug candidate, APX3330, in pancreatic cancer. Mark… Read more »

IU-related companies at 2016 Innovation Showcase: NERx BioSciences

Several companies with ties to Indiana University, IURTC and Innovate Indiana participated in the 2016 Innovation Showcase on July 13-14. One was NERx BioSciences, which is commercializing technology discovered at the IU School of Medicine. We spoke with Katherine Pawelczak, VP of Research. “We came to Innovation Showcase to establish our network within the state and… Read more »