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WISH-TV: BioCrossroads is working to grow life sciences in Indiana

2024-04-15T12:05:47-04:00April 15, 2024|

BioCrossroads President and CEO Vince Wong was recently featured on WISH-TV's Business, Equity and Opportunities show with Scott Sander to talk about the growth of the life sciences in Indiana. Indiana is ranked first in the nation for pharmaceutical exports and second in the nation for life sciences exports. Indiana's life sciences sector: $95B annual economic contribution 67,000+ workers 3,000+ life sciences establishments $108,000+ average wage Wong talks about an area of growth for the sector including attracting companies that manufacture devices to treat and manage diseases. He also talks about the need to continue to attract talent into the growing sector. WATCH (Sources: WISH-TV and BioCrossroads)

TechPoint Report: Indiana kicks off 2024 by outpacing national VC investment activity

2024-04-15T12:36:38-04:00April 11, 2024|

In the first quarter of 2024, the national venture capital (VC) landscape presented a mixed picture, with investment levels at a five-year low based on PitchBook data, despite a slight uptick in valuations and exit activity compared to last quarter. In contrast, Indiana emerged as a bright spot, displaying growth in VC activities across various metrics at the highest level since at least 2015. TechPoint, the tech initiative for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), has released its Q1 2024 Indiana Tech Venture Report. READ MORE (Source: TechPoint)

CICP unveils AI survey results to explore organization usage and overall interest of AI adoption statewide

2024-04-19T12:05:50-04:00March 19, 2024|

INDIANAPOLIS — Exploring how key industry sectors in Indiana are using or plan to use artificial intelligence (AI), the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) today unveiled results from its AI in Indiana survey, which was administered statewide last fall in partnership with two of its branded initiatives – Conexus Indiana and TechPoint. The AI in Indiana survey generated nearly 200 responses with 55 percent indicating the adoption of at least one AI capability—a share in-line with McKinsey & Company’s Global Survey on AI, a widely recognized survey that inspired CICP’s survey questions and has been used by economists and community leaders to track the progress of tech adoption. McKinsey & Company’s Global Survey on AI finds that, while some companies are AI leaders, it is still “early days” regarding broad-based AI adoption. The AI in Indiana survey also found that [...]

Ascend Indiana CEO Brad Rhorer talks youth apprenticeships on Capitol Hill

2024-03-15T11:55:41-04:00March 12, 2024|

Ascend Indiana President and CEO Brad Rhorer was on Capitol Hill this week to speak before the subcommittee for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Rhorer testified on the value of youth apprenticeship and highlighted the progress Indiana has made in serving youth in apprenticeship experiences. U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper from Colorado chairs the subcommittee and Indiana Senator Mike Braun is a ranking member on the subcommittee. Ascend Indiana is the talent and workforce development initiative of CICP. READ MORE

TechPoint announces new partners to help broaden reach and impact of its Leadership Academy  

2024-03-06T13:23:22-05:00March 6, 2024|

25 Emerging Leaders have already graduated from program, which is currently seeking participants for first cohort of 2024 INDIANAPOLIS — TechPoint, the industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s digital innovation economy, today announced the Shafer Leadership Academy and Evolve HR Group as new operational partners for its lauded Leadership Academy tech talent development program. “We are so pleased to level up our program with the help of these industry leaders,” said TechPoint Senior Vice President, Talent, Strategy, and Partnerships Dennis Trinkle. “Each have deep reach into top level leaders and great expertise that we can bring to bear for our Academy participants.” TechPoint’s Leadership Academy was created to help Indiana companies overcome the global issue of tech talent shortages by helping them develop talent from within. To-date, 25 people have bolstered their leadership and managerial skills through the program. The Academy’s first 2024 cohort group will be [...]

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College partners with Ascend Indiana to help students with career and internship searches while providing one-on-one support

2024-03-06T14:12:23-05:00March 6, 2024|

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. – Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) has formed a partnership with Ascend Indiana to connect more students to good and promising career opportunities in Indiana. Through the Ascend Network, the initiative’s online job matching platform, SMWC students will be able to connect with Indiana jobs and internships that match their skill sets and interests and will receive increased one-on-one career guidance and job search support. In addition, this partnership provides Indiana’s leading employers with a unique platform for hiring SMWC students. Since its inception in 2017, Ascend has connected more than 5,000 Hoosiers with jobs, internships and training opportunities in all sectors across the state. More than 750 employers are currently using the Network and more than 50% of the candidates on the Network are from underrepresented backgrounds. Martha Reed, interim director of the Career Center at SMWC [...]

New research defines critical areas of focus for innovation to eliminate food insecurity, launches HungerTech Innovation Challenge

2024-03-06T12:33:54-05:00March 6, 2024|

HungerTech Innovation Challenge to focus on developing tech models that increase equitable food distribution, environmental sustainability and economic viability INDIANAPOLIS — AgriNovus Indiana, an initiative to grow the state’s agbioscience economy, released new secondary research today identifying the need for market-driven technologies that ensure increased and equitable food distribution to eliminate hunger. The study was conducted by Purdue University student, Tushar Sonvani, to inform the scope of the 2024 HungerTech Innovation Challenge that tasks innovators with creating and implementing tech-enabled business solutions that connect food supply with food demand. A winning solution will receive $25,000 to help accelerate commercialization of their solution. “Combatting food insecurity requires a portfolio of solutions, and it’s clear that innovation presents tremendous opportunity to unlock new ability to better connect food supply with food demand,” said Mitch Frazier, president and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana. Entitled Addressing [...]

TechPoint’s Dennis Trinkle to Receive Global Leadership in Tech Award 

2024-02-29T08:37:47-05:00February 28, 2024|

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 28, 2024) — Dennis Trinkle, PhD, TechPoint’s Senior Vice President of Talent, Strategy and Partnerships, will receive the Internet 2.0 Conference Outstanding Leadership Award for helping shape the global landscape of technology and education. He will receive the award and speak at the conference during its three-day run (March 18–20) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. "Dennis' dedication to innovation, inclusivity, and leadership within technology and education aligns perfectly with what we celebrate at The 2.0 Conferences. By spearheading the Mission41K initiative, he has significantly contributed to expanding Indiana’s tech workforce, and his work in advancing Ball State University's IT Graduate Program has set new standards in tech education. These achievements not only embody the values we admire but also distinctly positioned Dennis as the deserving recipient of our award," commented Amrita Das, Head of Media & Public [...]

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