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BioCrossroads announces the 2024 Indiana Life Sciences Summit, “Transforming Healthcare: Indiana’s Role in Revolutionizing Diabetes and Obesity Management”

2024-07-19T07:00:37-04:00July 16, 2024|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS – BioCrossroads is excited to announce the annual Indiana Life Sciences Summit, scheduled for November 7, 2024, at the Biltwell Event Center in Indianapolis. The Summit will focus on "Transforming Healthcare: Indiana’s Role in Revolutionizing Diabetes and Obesity Management,” highlighting Indiana's significant impact on healthcare, particularly in the development of GLP-1 therapies, which are revolutionizing diabetes and obesity care, and the opportunities that lie ahead for continued advancement of future therapies. GLP-1 therapies, developed and delivered through the relentless efforts of Indiana's researchers and companies, have emerged as vital tools in managing obesity and diabetes, offering new hope to millions worldwide. Nationwide, more than 38 million (1) Americans are living with diabetes, with obesity being linked to as many as 53 percent of new cases of type 2 diabetes each year (2). In Indiana, more [...]

TechPoint announces 2025 Mira Awards gala date and venue

2024-07-11T00:02:20-04:00July 11, 2024|

Annual gala moves to notable venue and will be held in February INDIANAPOLIS (July 11 or 17, 2024) — TechPoint, the industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s digital innovation economy, today announced its annual Mira Awards gala will be held Thursday, February 27, 2025, at The Palladium in Carmel. The event known as “the Oscars of Indiana Tech,” has traditionally been held in April in Indianapolis. “Elevating Indiana’s digital innovation industry is one of our key community-building strategies,” said TechPoint President and CEO Ting Gootee. “The Mira Awards gala is a proven platform to engage stakeholders across talent and innovation, across all tech-driven sectors and across all regions in Indiana.” The 2024 Mira Awards had record-breaking participation of nearly 2,000 stakeholders. “We were intentional in engaging audiences new to Mira, such as educators, early-in-career professionals and students,” Gootee said. “The [...]

Conexus Indiana: 5 Keys to Driving Indiana’s Manufacturing Future

2024-06-28T14:16:52-04:00June 28, 2024|

Fred Cartwright, President and CEO, Conexus Indiana While there is much conversation in Indiana regarding the future of advanced manufacturing, most of the challenges—and opportunities—the industry faces are not unique to Indiana. Conexus Indiana’s President and CEO Fred Cartwright was reminded of this when he participated in a U.S. Industrial Policy Roundtable in D.C. in May. The event had five key takeaways, which he expanded on in the piece, that mark the need for advancing regional and national discourse concerning this critical sector of Indiana’s economy. Read Cartwright’s recommendations for industry innovation, which include focusing on education and training of our future workforce, providing strategic funding and proactively building the powerful partnerships necessary to effect real change. [READ MORE]

Central Indiana Corporate Partnership marks 25 years of contributing to prosperity for future generations and economic growth across Indiana

2024-06-13T08:42:10-04:00June 13, 2024|

WATCH the CICP 25th Anniversary Video Here. INDIANAPOLIS - The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) started in 1999 with a bold vision to bring together corporations, foundations and educational institutions to transform the economy of Indiana, and through significant achievements, today is marking 25 years. “Indiana is a unique place where collaboration is central to what we do to drive the Indiana economy,” said Melina Kennedy, CEO, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. “Throughout the past 25 years, CICP has brought together leaders from industry and educational institutions to take on big challenges and create opportunities to move our economy into the future. It is that kind of collaboration that has sustained Indiana and helped to create strong, emerging sectors that will lead us into the decades ahead.” To advance its mission, CICP sponsors five key talent and industry sector initiatives AgriNovus [...]

IIB: The jobs of the future are here. Indiana is getting the workforce ready.

2024-06-12T08:43:29-04:00June 12, 2024|

Inside INdiana Business Perspectives article by Ascend Indiana President and CEO Brad Rhorer. During my nearly 30 years in the automotive industry, there was one thing that was constant: Change. When I first started on the production floor 32 years ago, automotive component welding was done by hand; today robots are programmed to weld those same components. Processes, technologies and the workforce have evolved over three industrial revolutions, and as Indiana–and the world–continues to march into the fourth (better known as Industry 4.0), we face an all-too-common theme. With new technology comes the need to upskill and reskill our workforce. READ MORE

Indiana Public News Service: Top industry leaders team up for youth STEM careers

2024-06-10T07:50:07-04:00June 10, 2024|

Companies are increasingly looking for fresh talent in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). A recent article by the Indiana Public News Service shows how the Central Indiana Corporporate Partnership (CICP) is helping a Gen Z audience find those companies, jobs and opportunities here in Indiana with its new See Yourself IN program. "A lot of young people, especially our Gen Z'ers, don't really know 'what does that mean' in advanced industries - like sciences, agbiosciences, tech," said Melina Kenned, CEO, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. "Even that might be too broad. So, this campaign tries to go a layer deeper, to share with Gen Z'ers the different kinds of jobs and opportunities that there are in these advanced industries." READ MORE

Hoosier Ag Today: AgriNovus Indiana works to bring college ‘outsiders’ to Ag through Field Atlas platform

2024-06-10T07:51:40-04:00June 5, 2024|

Photo Courtesy: AgriNovus Indiana AgriNovus Indiana, CICP's agbiosciences initiative, was recently featured in Hoosier Ag Today for its Field Atlas platform that helps build awareness of the agbiosciences industry and connects students with careers and on-farm experiences. As part of the program, AgriNovus provides on-site tours for college students to introduce them to some of the agriculture companies in Indiana. Recently, the initiative led a group of 12 college students from universities in Indiana to Fair Oaks Farms in northwest Indiana and led a farm tour at Solinftec in West Lafayette, Ind. One of the students on the tour found a spark that now has her focused on a life in agriculture here in Indiana. “There is a hidden world literally under here. I can say I was one of the people who thought there was not much [...]

Central Indiana Corporate Partnership public education program helps young people explore careers and jobs in Indiana’s advanced industries

2024-06-10T10:00:06-04:00May 22, 2024|

INDIANAPOLIS - With a dedicated focus on our state’s economic future, the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) is showcasing See Yourself IN – a new public education program to help young people explore career and job opportunities within Indiana’s advanced industries. “Indiana is a leader in advanced industries that drive our economy’s prosperity,” said Melina Kennedy, CEO of Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. “However, many of our Gen Z population are not aware of the many career paths and opportunities in these industries so they can’t see themselves in the future and how they fit. We want to help inspire more young people to dream big and help them explore innovative companies, jobs and programs so they can see themselves in great jobs and a great life right here in Indiana.” Through See Yourself IN, Gen Z Hoosiers and those here [...]

Ascend Indiana names three industry leaders to its Board of Directors

2024-05-17T10:09:17-04:00May 17, 2024|

INDIANAPOLIS - Ascend Indiana, the talent and workforce development initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), announced today three new members to its Board of Directors. Andrew Ball, co-CEO of West Lafayette, Ind.-based Henriott Group, and Teresa Wade, founder and owner of CFA Staffing, have joined the 32-member Ascend Indiana Board of Directors. Additionally, Christy Wilson, vice president of Talent Strategy at The Heritage Group, has been named to replace outgoing board member Kierstin Janik, chief talent officer of Heritage Construction and Materials. “Andrew, Teresa and Christy are exceptional additions to our board and will help expand not only Ascend Indiana’s geographic reach across the state but bring additional voices and perspectives to our talent development work,” said Brad Rhorer, president and CEO of Ascend Indiana. Andrew Ball joined Henriott Group in 2019 and later became co-CEO along with [...]

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