Business and Innovation

Fostering an innovation ecosystem

We work in partnership with regional organizations—including NSWC Crane, Indiana Innovation Institute, Regional Opportunity Initiatives, and Radius Indiana—to strengthen the innovation ecosystem across the Indiana Uplands region and throughout the state.

This collaboration drives talent development, attraction, and retention, and it supports the larger the innovation economy.

To engage students and recent graduates in innovation and business creation, we are planning two new programs and facilities at IU Bloomington.

Design facility

Undergraduate students in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering and the School of Art, Architecture, and Design design devices, software, and apps that lead to the development of marketable products and new businesses that solve design and engineering problems in the region.

Innovation facility

A program and incubator facility is in the works to launch early-stage, student-developed businesses that will tap the entrepreneurial talent of our students in support of regional economic development, with the goal of adding new businesses to the region.

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