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New study shows Indiana’s agbioscience sector contributes nearly $70B to state’s economy

2024-07-23T06:29:05-04:00July 16, 2024|

AgriNovus Indiana-commissioned study benchmarks state’s global competitiveness, defines three priority opportunities for the future INDIANAPOLIS — AgriNovus Indiana, an initiative to grow the agbioscience economy, released new research today that found Indiana’s agbioscience sector contributes $69.6 billion to the state’s economy and identified forces expected to shape its global competitiveness. Conducted by RTI International, the study entitled Accelerate 2050: A Vision for Indiana Agbioscience, identified the state’s relative economic performance across food, animal health, plant science, agtech and production agriculture and defined priority opportunities to position Indiana’s agbioscience economy for differentiated growth amid future uncertainty. “Agbioscience is a critical contributor to economic growth and is connected to every person on the planet given it centers on food,” said Mitch Frazier, president and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana. “This new research not only defines the present economic strength in Indiana, it [...]

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

2024-07-23T04:42:32-04:00July 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

2024-07-23T04:42:48-04:00July 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 [...]

Ascend Indiana awards $700,000 to four regional sites to pilot youth apprenticeship programs in local communities

2024-07-11T00:13:54-04:00July 9, 2024|

INDIANAPOLIS – Ascend Indiana, the talent and workforce development initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), announced today the award of $175,000 each to four sites to launch youth apprenticeship pilots in their local communities. Funding for these pilot programs comes from the generous support of the Walton Family Foundation and is administered by Ascend Indiana through the CICP Foundation. The four sites, located in Southern, East Central and West Central Indiana, serve 29 counties and include: Eastern Indiana Works (Muncie, Ind.) + East Central Education Service Center (New Castle, Ind.), Southern Indiana Education Center (Jasper, Ind.), Southern Indiana Works (New Albany, Ind.), and West Central Indiana Career and Technical Education Center (Crawfordsville, Ind.). These sites are part of the Indiana Youth Apprenticeship Accelerator, which Ascend launched in 2021 to expand work-based learning programs and to develop a [...]

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