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Tech Talk: Health IoT Coming to The NIIC

While many facilities focused on entrepreneurship and innovation are relative newcomers, the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (The NIIC) has been leading in this space since 2000. We've profiled the organization and companies/ideas emerging from within its walls at various times over the years. Big news came in late December with the announcement of federal Economic Development Administration funding to [...]

2019-01-17T10:32:24+00:00January 17th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Making the Case for Innovation

Innovation and Indiana's Business Future is one of the themes of the January-February issue of the Indiana Chamber's BizVoice® magazine. Nine leaders statewide – from agriculture and entrepreneurship to health care, technology and more – were asked to weigh in on innovation in their industry. Check out what they have to share. Four roundtable discussion participants focus on engagement [...]

2019-01-09T14:42:13+00:00January 10th, 2019|

Women Talk Tech in Annual Survey

A report by Invanti, titled Women in Tech Survey Report 2018, identifies a few challenges but a number of “bests”. The challenges: Being taken seriously, 63% Having no female role model, 43% Gender pay gap, 40% But let’s focus on the positives. And there are plenty in response to the “best thing about being a woman in tech.” Making [...]

2019-01-03T09:39:08+00:00December 28th, 2018|

Tech Talk: Taking the Innovative Path

The Indiana Chamber’s BizVoice® magazine team is wrapping up its January-February issue this week. Included will be a special section on innovation and the state’s business future. We won’t give away all the secrets in advance. But we’ll share a few nuggets, encouraging you to check out the full stories online on December 28 and in the print edition [...]

2018-12-18T15:29:44+00:00December 19th, 2018|

Tech Talk: Crafting New Homes for Creativity

There is no shortage of news about Indiana places and spaces to boost creativity and innovation. A few of the recent highlights: The Mill, part of the downtown Trades District, is billed as Bloomington’s center of gravity for innovators, remote workers, entrepreneurs and innovators. The 19,000 square feet was part of the Showers Brothers Furniture Factory built in 1915. [...]

2018-11-28T10:25:30+00:00November 28th, 2018|

Tech Talk: State, National and Global Progress

Four recent tech and innovation developments that bear further scrutiny: The Mill is coming to Bloomington. A 100-year-old former furniture factory is scheduled to open at the end of October. It will serve as a co-working space, networking hub and community venue. The potential as a collaboration center for the innovation community is intriguing. Learn more about The Mill. In [...]

2018-09-26T12:03:54+00:00September 26th, 2018|

Tech Talk: Michigan Momentum and Ohio Strategy

While the focus here, of course, is on investment and growth in Indiana's tech and innovation communities, one must be aware of what is taking place elsewhere. We share some updates from neighboring states to the north and east. Pete Wilkins, managing director of Hyde Park Angels, recently wrote about what he sees as growing strength in Michigan. A few [...]

2018-08-01T10:48:14+00:00August 1st, 2018|

BizVoiceExtra: Small Indiana Town Helps Villagers Thousands of Miles Away

Toward the end of my telephone interview with Bob Gabrielse for an article in the July-August issue of BizVoice magazine, he politely asked if he could quickly take another call, apologizing for the interruption. A trucking company was on the other end of the line, hoping to deliver 200 parts about an hour later. The vehicle wasn’t heading to [...]

2018-07-12T16:29:33+00:00July 12th, 2018|

Tech Talk: Downtown is the Place to Be

Summarizing some recent tech/innovation stories: According to Brookings Institution research, downtown universities (compared to their peers) produce 80% more licensing deals, disclose 123% more inventions, receive 222% more income from licensing agreements and create 71% more start-ups. Hidden in Plain Sight: The Oversized Impact of Downtown Universities identifies the following as the top 10 downtown research universities: Rochester University, MIT, [...]

2018-07-12T10:14:15+00:00July 11th, 2018|

Tech Talk: Entrepreneurship and the World

While innovators and entrepreneurs often exhibit a required laser focus on their own initiatives, there is a whole wide world of activities taking place. Here are three observations from the Kauffman Foundation after the recent Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC). When 171 nations gathered in Istanbul, Turkey, to discuss the future of entrepreneurship, it showed that entrepreneurship has moved beyond [...]

2018-07-12T14:16:01+00:00June 13th, 2018|