INNOVATE INDIANA: Insights

Welcome to Insights, the Innovate Indiana newsletter about economic development and technology commercialization.

Sept. 13, 2019

IU Angel Network launched to support early-stage startup activity

IU Ventures' latest program is designed to connect qualified IU-affiliated investors with early-stage startups led by members of the IU community.

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Strengthening Indiana

Indiana Data Partnership launch powers multi-sector collaboration

Current focus areas include combating the opioid epidemic and improving education and workforce development.

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Supporting Innovation

BOSS program brings entrepreneurship to high schoolers

Tim Scales of IU East runs the program across the globe and recently brought it to Indianapolis.

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Supporting Innovation

IU campus experts discuss programs and opportunities for students

During the first week of classes in the fall 2019 semester, experts in innovation, entrepreneurship and community engagement wrote about how IU campuses support students who are innovative and/or entrepreneurially minded.

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Speaking of Innovation

IUPUI research team targets drug treatment for water on the brain

Bonnie Blazer-Yost's team is seeking a pharmaceutical partner to license and develop an as-needed treatment for the potentially fatal condition.

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Innovation in the News

IU-connected startup enabling precision medicine for mental health, pain

There is no objective method to assess mental health or pain in current clinical practice. MindX Sciences is working to change that.

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Speaking of Innovation

Graspable Inc. receives $900K grant to enhance algebra learning tech

The IU-related startup will use the two-year SBIR Phase II grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to further its technology.

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Spotlight on Innovation

IU student's startup helps basketball coaches, players improve performance

Blueprint Stats provides metrics-driven analysis to discover which performance areas need improvement.

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Supporting Innovation

Entrepreneurial events help women, minorities with pitches, funding, commercialization

The 2019 AWARE: ACCESS program includes two workshops in October at IUPUI. There will also be a November summit at the University of Louisville.

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Supporting Innovation

IU Ventures invests $1M in wireless power innovator NuCurrent

As the IU alumni-founded company continues to scale and support the demand for its expertise, the company is also looking for tomorrow's next breakthrough.

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