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February 18, 2015
IU demonstrates leadership in Hoosier startup support through roles in venture capital deals
During 2014, more than one-fourth of the $47.3 million invested in early- and growth-stage companies in the Hoosier State had ties to Indiana University. According to a Jan. 23 article in the Indianapolis Business Journal, that included participation in the state’s largest and 10th-largest venture capital deals last year.
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IU examines current, future economic development needs in SWC Indiana, emerging I-69 Corridor
IU’s Office for Engagement is preparing a response to six proposed strategies in a recent report on how IU’s Bloomington campus can accelerate economic development in South West Central Indiana. Meanwhile, three teams of graduate students within IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) are working with Innovate Indiana and Radius Indiana officials on current economic challenges within the region.
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Hoosiers take on Texans in a friendly battle to create the most innovative public service applications
The Indiana vs. Texas Challenge is a three-week event in which teams of students, faculty, entrepreneurs, industry professionals or talented citizens are invited to take on specific challenges to improve public services in their respective states. Statewide winners receive a $4,000 prize, with the overall winner earning another $4,000 – plus bragging rights for the winning state.
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DiMarchi to give keynote address at National Academy of Inventors fourth annual conference
Along with his selection as a keynote speaker, Indiana University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Richard DiMarchi was elected as an NAI Fellow. One of the world’s leading peptide chemists and a prolific entrepreneur, DiMarchi is one of 21 NAI Fellows who also has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
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IU students work with Innovate Indiana, City of Bloomington to develop Certified Technology Park
Students from the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts and a marketing class from the Kelley School of Business will develop branding materials to help promote the park. Students from the Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design will help develop architectural layouts and renderings for the Dimension Mill, a historic building that could be used for tech offices and co-working space.
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Kelley School marks a decade of supporting startup businesses through efforts of evening MBA students
Since MBA students at IU’s Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis began working with newly hatched companies through the Discovery, Innovation and Ventures Enterprise (DIVE) program in 2006, more than 200 students have gained real-world experience advising about 50 companies.
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Think It Make It Lab at IU’s Herron School unites art, design, technology and innovation
The $1.3 million facility will encourage further collaboration with other schools and programs by featuring state-of-the-art computers, cameras, 3D scanners and printers located next to a digital fabrication lab with a variety of routers, cutters and milling machines.
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