By Tony Armstrong
Ask the average citizen about Silicon Valley, and they’ll probably reference Apple, Google, or Xerox. Ask them about the Hoosier State, and they will likely mention John Mellencamp, the Indy 500, and basketball.
It’s a perception problem, but it’s also an opportunity. Indiana University researchers have been quietly forging scientific and technological breakthroughs for decades—from cavity-fighting fluoride toothpaste to the cancer treatment that saved the life of cyclist Lance Armstrong. Now we’re putting that brainpower to work for Indiana. (more…)