IU named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by APLU

Posted on July 10th, 2014 | By David Gard

Indiana University has been designated as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU).  This designation recognizes IU’s commitment across all of its campuses to being a leading institution in fostering regional economic development.

IU’s successful application culminates an intensive year-long process of institutional self-study and engagement with stakeholders to identify the strengths of the university’s economic engagement enterprise under the Innovate Indiana banner as well as areas for continued growth, complementing the Office for Engagement‘s recently developed strategic plan.

“This important designation by the APLU reflects IU’s clear commitment to the state of Indiana and, in particular, to the role the university can play in spurring and supporting economic development. This honor also is strong validation of the work being done by IU’s Office for Engagement, which is a powerful advocate for the university’s faculty entrepreneurs and a passionate voice for IU’s research mission.”

- IU President Michael A. McRobbie


Read more about IU’s designation as an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University here.


Innovation to Enterprise

Posted on June 12th, 2014 | By Innovate Indiana

The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Innovation-to-Enterprise Initiative, which supports faculty and students as they turn research and product development into profitable commercial ventures, is resulting in a sharp increase in inventions, patents and start-up business concepts.

The initiative was created to enable the campus community to reach its full potential in research commercialization and economic development, and to provide opportunities for students to learn about discovery, innovation and enterprise creation, while developing entrepreneurial and business skills, and social consciousness. Read more hereIUSB.

Consortium Aims to Improve Drug Discovery

Posted on June 11th, 2014 | By Innovate Indiana

The director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute believes a new consortium involving Midwest pharmaceutical companies and universities represents the “new model for drug discovery.” AnaAnanthantha Shekhar says SPARC will result in “much richer R&D” by giving companies access to a wider range of specialists and patients. Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame will join schools and medical centers in states including Ohio, Illinois and Missouri in the effort. Shekhar says the consortium’s first set of projects is already being identified. Read the story here

IU hosts economic development roundtable

Posted on May 23rd, 2014 | By Innovate Indiana







Indiana University officials from the Office of the Vice President for Engagement recently convened a roundtable discussion with business and community leaders from around the state to discuss IU’s role in fostering economic development across Indiana.  Representing a wide cross-section of key external stakeholders to IU, the event’s participants provided unique and valuable perspectives on the importance of university collaboration.

Read about it here

IU plots $200M life sciences hub in former Wishard Hospital

Posted on May 23rd, 2014 | By Innovate Indiana

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Innovation Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky.