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BioCrossroads’ seed capital strategy connects funding with innovation

2021-10-27T18:20:35-04:00October 27, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 27, 2021) — For nearly 20 years, BioCrossroads has demonstrated a track record of organizing, developing and managing seed-stage and venture capital funds for Indiana-based life sciences start-ups. BioCrossroads’ three Indiana Seed Funds, totaling $24.25 million, have invested in 32 life sciences start-ups since 2006. Those companies have gone on to raise an additional $796 million, more than 33 times BioCrossroads’ initial investment. A new report: Supporting Life Sciences: A look back at BioCrossroads’ capital strategy details the investment results of these three investment funds that have provided important capital to Indiana’s life sciences start-ups over the last 15 years. The analysis looks at the impact of BioCrossroads’ capital strategy, which includes the development of: $6 million Indiana Seed Fund I in 2006 $8.25 million Indiana Seed Fund II in 2012, and $9 million Indiana Seed Fund III in [...]

Business Equity for Indy marks one year of advancing racial equality

2021-10-26T05:26:09-04:00October 25, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS – Business Equity for Indy (BEI), a joint venture of Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) and the Indy Chamber, in collaboration with the Indianapolis Urban League, today hosted a virtual event to highlight the corporate community’s progress in activities and programs to improve racial equity and economic opportunity across Central Indiana. “Business Equity for Indy (BEI) was formed last summer during a period of intense racial tension across our nation following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Over the past year, BEI member companies have come together to outline meaningful actions to advance racial equity across Central Indiana,” said Jeffrey Harrison, BEI Chair and President & CEO of Citizens Energy Group. The event also commemorated one year of the Indy Racial Equity Pledge, a commitment by corporate and civic organizations to advance racial equity in Indianapolis and neighboring [...]

TUM Autonomous Motorsport wins the Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered by Cisco at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the $1 million grand prize

2021-10-26T05:27:27-04:00October 23, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 23, 2021)  -- TUM Autonomous Motorsport from the Technische Universität München (TUM), has won the Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered by Cisco (IAC), the first autonomous racecar competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). TUM competed in a field of 9 teams from 21 universities to win the $1 million grand prize. The Rules of the IAC competition required each team to compete in a fastest lap competition that included an obstacle avoidance component. The winning team recorded the fastest 2-lap average of 135.944 on the famed IMS oval. “Participating in the Indy Autonomous Challenge allowed our team to advance autonomous driving technologies, and being able to take first place after two years of hard work acknowledges that we had an outstanding team,” said Alex Wischnewski, team leader of TUM Autonomous Motorsport. “Our next goal is to win a [...]

Energy Systems Network and the Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered by Cisco announce livestreaming of October 23, 2021 autonomous racecar competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

2021-10-20T10:48:32-04:00October 20, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 20, 2021) – The Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered by Cisco (IAC) has announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) will livestream the historic October 23, 2021 IAC autonomous racecar competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) for viewers worldwide. Twenty-one universities from 9 countries have formed 9 teams to compete for the  $1 million grand prize, which will be used to advance the education and research missions of the winning universities. Livestreaming will begin at 1:00 PM EDT and can be viewed directly from the IAC website homepage: http://www.indyautonomouschallenge.com and on Twitch @IndyAChallenge. “Due to the generous support of Amazon Web Services (AWS), we will have a global audience for the first autonomous high-speed competition at the Racing Capital of the World - the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said Paul Mitchell, president and CEO, Energy Systems Network, co-organizer of the [...]

Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered by Cisco announces final details for October 23, 2021 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

2021-10-14T08:43:22-04:00October 14, 2021|

21 universities from 9 countries forming 9 teams competing in the Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered by Cisco. Gates open at 10:00 AM EDT — Pre-registration required Highlights: 21 universities from 9 countries forming 9 teams to compete in the first autonomous racecar competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) announces the $1 million prize purse funded through a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. Autonomous Innovation Summit (invitation-only) announces speakers, including Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb, US Senator Todd Young, US Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves 17 industry leaders and 9 universities showcase autonomous technologies in IMS Gasoline Alley Garages Hundreds of high school STEM students attending from across Indiana Boston Dynamics’ agile mobile robot SPOT to serve as official flag waver INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 14, 2021) -- The Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered by Cisco [...]

Purdue chemistry professor and founder of Inotiv, Dr. Peter Kissinger, honored as 2021 Watanabe Life Sciences Champion of the Year

2021-10-14T10:57:41-04:00October 13, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 13, 2021) — BioCrossroads’ Board of Directors named educator, innovator and researcher Dr. Peter Kissinger as the recipient of the 2021 August M. Watanabe Life Sciences Champion of the Year Award. The prestigious honor, named in tribute to BioCrossroads’ late Chairman August Watanabe, was given to Dr. Kissinger at today’s Indiana Life Sciences Summit. His research has helped patients around the world, and his leadership has contributed to the Indiana life sciences community. An academic, researcher and entrepreneur, Dr. Kissinger is highly recognized for his pioneering work in sophisticated techniques for drug development. He taught at Purdue University for more than 40 years, influencing thousands of students. He has helped guide multiple startup companies, including Prosoila, Phlebotics, Animated Dynamics, and Tymora Analytical.  Kissinger teams have enabled painless sampling of laboratory animals that both sped up drug development and reduced the [...]

Indy Autonomous Challenge team sets record at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

2021-10-07T08:40:05-04:00October 7, 2021|

The 21 universities, forming 10 teams, competing on Oct. 23 in the Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered by Cisco at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) are setting records days ahead of the competition. On September 20, 2021, the EuroRacing team, consisting of universities from Italy, Switzerland and Poland, set a record for the fastest lap of an autonomous racecar on an oval at IMS when it reached speeds of 100 mph. WATCH the record run. The IAC is organized by our advanced energy technology and transportation initiative Energy Systems Network and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. To learn more about the competition and events surrounding it on Oct. 23, click HERE.

Inside INnovation: Indy Autonomous Challenge

2021-09-30T06:17:54-04:00September 30, 2021|

Indiana is once again in the global spotlight for motorsports innovation. The Indy Autonomous Challenge, the world’s first high-speed autonomous racecar competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, takes off on October 23. Energy Systems Network President and CEO Paul Mitchell (ESN is one of the organizers of the Indy Autonomous Challenge) and Indiana Economic Development Corporation Chief Innovation Officer Dave Roberts recently talked with Inside INdiana Business' Gerry Dick about the innovation of the prize challenge and what this competition means for the state of Indiana. [WATCH] (Source: Inside INdiana Business)

Ascend Indiana announces youth apprenticeship awards to establish a network of postsecondary career pathways for students in Indiana

2021-10-01T11:22:49-04:00September 29, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 29, 2021) – Ascend Indiana, the talent and workforce development initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), has announced awards of $115,000 each to bolster three regional youth apprenticeship efforts in Indiana. Through generous support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Ascend is working alongside the Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA) at New America to provide awards and technical support through the Indiana Youth Apprenticeship Accelerator (Accelerator) initiative. PAYA is a national consortium of organizations supporting states and cities in their efforts to expand access to high-quality apprenticeship opportunities for high school-aged youth. Ascend will provide seed funding and technical assistance to Regional Opportunity Initiatives, Inc. (Indiana Uplands), OptIN/Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Foundation (Southern Indiana), and Hamilton County Center for Career Achievement (Hamilton County) to advance a high-quality and scalable youth apprenticeship system in the state. These awardees will [...]

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