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  Welcome to the latest edition of Insights, the Innovate Indiana e-newsletter for economic development and technology commercialization information.  
 
September 25, 2015
Innovate Indiana helps state address a technical skills ‘mismatch’
Despite graduating increased numbers of students with technology skills in recent years, Indiana''s colleges and universities have not kept pace, as computer and information technology jobs grew at more than twice the rate of all occupations between 2009 and 2014. Earlier this summer, Innovate Indiana helped kick off a statewide dialogue to reverse this trend.
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Five Spin Up companies, Innovate Indiana Fund venture make pitches
A half-dozen companies with IU funding ties took part in Indiana's largest expo for startup ventures, Innovation Showcase 2015, which took place July 9 at the Dallara IndyCar Factory in Speedway.
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Five IU Bloomington professors earn $104,230 in new grants
The Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology recently launched a pilot program for translational research in which five IU Bloomington professors received grants totaling $104,230.
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Cate appointed to IU's top research post
Law professor and privacy/security expert Fred H. Cate will serve a two-year term in Indiana University's top research post.
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Research chiefs at IUPUI, IUSM named
At Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Simon Atkinson will serve as interim vice chancellor for research. At the IU School of Medicine, Dr. Anantha Shekhar was named associate dean for research affairs.
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Spin Up company Anagin names Messner as CEO
Anagin LLC became the first Spin Up company to appoint a chief executive officer when it hired pharmaceutical executive Eric J. Messner to lead its next phase of growth.
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State education commissioners approve engineering program
Students at IU-Bloomington can begin to pursue bachelors and doctoral degrees in engineering beginning with the 2016-17 academic year following approval by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
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Innovate Indiana Fund contributes to $5.75 million investment in MatterFab
The San Francisco-based company, part of the Innovate Indiana Fund's investment portfolio, aims to use its recently raised seed funds to develop low-cost metal 3-D printers, which traditionally cost more than $1 million.
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California-based La Jolla Pharmaceutical examines IU-led research
Through an agreement with the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., the company gained an exclusive option to acquire intellectual property rights to offshoots of a hospital-grade antibiotic that could prove less toxic to patients.
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IURTC tech manager named Discovery Scientist
Wes Pennington will help the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. encourage and assist more startup business activity among researchers and innovators at the IU Bloomington campus.
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Spin Up companies Anagin and EmotEd present
Anagin's Anantha Shekhar and EmotEd's Dawn Neumann presented their respective methods of treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alexithymia recently at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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