16 Tech breaks ground on a new community bridge

2023-05-09T09:12:33-04:00March 28, 2023|

Press release issued by 16 Tech. INDIANAPOLIS (March 28, 2023) - Today, 16 Tech Community Corporation, the nonprofit responsible for the programmatic and physical development of 16 Tech Innovation District, broke ground on a new community bridge, spanning Indianapolis’ Fall Creek at West 10th Street and Riley Hospital Drive to connect the 16 Tech Innovation District to Indianapolis’ research and medical corridor. Local leaders Mayor Joe Hogsett, City-County Council President, District 11, Vop Osili, along with 16 Tech’s President & CEO Emily Krueger, and the design and engineering firms sbp and PAU welcomed guests to announce the start of construction on a first-of-its-kind bridge. They were joined by neighborhood and community stakeholders, including Ebony Chappel of Friends of Belmont Beach. The bridge, linking 16 Tech Innovation District and the city’s wider trail and greenway network, including the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A [...]

IIB: New 16 Tech CEO Krueger Sees Big Opportunity

2022-09-12T08:15:16-04:00September 12, 2022|

In a recent interview on Inside INdiana Business, 16 Tech President and CEO Emily Krueger talked about the billions of dollars of investment in place or under construction at 16 Tech and how the District is playing a major role in a new health and life sciences corridor. Krueger also talks about the groundbreaking on the new bridge this fall that will connect 16 Tech to the IUPUI campus and why the bridge is a significant connector to the downtown area and much more. WATCH

16 Tech announces Emily Krueger as next President and CEO

2022-03-16T12:36:52-04:00March 16, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS – 16 Tech Community Corporation, the nonprofit organization responsible for the programmatic and physical development of the 16 Tech Innovation District, has announced Emily Krueger as its next President and CEO. Krueger will lead the organization effective June 1, succeeding Bob Coy, who announced his retirement last year. Krueger joined 16 Tech in May 2018 as Chief Operating Officer. As the organization’s second employee, Krueger spearheads key organizational initiatives vital to 16 Tech’s progress and success, including the design and construction of public infrastructure projects most notably the international RFP, design and community engagement process for the 16 Tech bridge, an iconic piece of multi-modal infrastructure connecting 16 Tech to the 10th Street medical corridor over Fall Creek; the delivery of innovation services through the flexible office space, makerspace and artisan marketplace in Tech’s innovation hub; and regional coalition [...]

16 Tech Awards Third Cycle of Community Investment Fund Grants

2022-02-04T08:44:42-05:00February 3, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS – 16 Tech Community Corporation, the non-profit organization leading the physical and programmatic development of the 16 Tech Innovation District, announced $300,000 in grant awards to 11 resident-endorsed projects that directly benefit the vitality of nearby neighborhoods. The grant awards mark the third cycle of funding of the 16 Tech Community Investment Fund, a community-focused fund launched in 2019 to ensure access and opportunity for neighbors of the 16 Tech Innovation District. 16 Tech has awarded a total of $1.3 million in funding to 40 projects since 2020. “The 16 Tech Community Investment Fund grantees exemplify the incredible work happening in the neighborhoods near 16 Tech,” said Bob Coy, 16 Tech Community Corporation president and CEO. “We’re proud to continue to invest in projects that will directly benefit our neighbors.” The 16 Tech Community Investment Fund is guided by [...]

Indiana to Accelerate R&D, Skills Training at New Smart Manufacturing Center in 16 Tech

2021-01-14T11:10:14-05:00October 30, 2020|

Indiana Economic Development Corporation Press Release INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 28, 2020) – Indiana will launch a new smart manufacturing hub next year to support the long-term growth of the state's manufacturing industry, which is a key driver of Indiana's economy. The new facility, which Governor Eric J. Holcomb first announced in May under the Economic Activity Stabilization and Enhancement (EASE) initiative, will be home to GE Additive's state-of-the-art Binder Jet technology, allowing innovators, startups and manufacturers to advance research and development (R&D) and 21st century skills training in smart manufacturing. “Every day, Indiana manufacturers are developing safe, reliable and innovative products that help power the world,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. “As new trends and technologies change the state of today’s manufacturing industry, Indiana is focused on partnering with forward-thinking organizations like GE Additive and advancing strategic initiatives to propel long-term growth [...]

IIB: 16 Tech Innovation District hits major milestone; opens Innovation Building 1

2021-01-14T11:10:14-05:00August 10, 2020|

On Inside INdiana Business hosted by Gerry Dick, the show dedicated a half hour to featuring the important milestones and aspects of the $500 million, 50-acre 16 Tech Innovation District located northwest of downtown Indianapolis. Among those he talked with were CICP President and CEO David Johnson, who leads the organization that spearheaded the 16 Tech project, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and 16 Tech President and CEO Bob Coy. 16 Tech, which just opened its first building, Innovation Building 1, will become an economic driver and talent attraction for Indianapolis. CICP President and CEO David Johnson talks about the rich history of the area and why it is founded on innovation. [WATCH] Former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard talks about the history of 16 Tech.  [WATCH] Bob Coy, president and CEO of 16 Tech, talks about the  significant milestone of opening [...]

Indianapolis Recorder: A new dawn in Indy’s economy. Will you be a part of it?

2021-01-14T11:10:14-05:00July 9, 2020|

In a recent edition of the Indianapolis Recorder, Starla Hart, the director of community initiatives at 16 Tech Community Corporation and contributor for the Indianapolis Recorder, published the first in a series of articles intended to ensure that neighboring residents and minority owned businesses understand that they are an important part of 16 Tech's growth. [READ MORE] (Source: Indianapolis Recorder)

16 Tech Shortlists Six Firms for Design of Signature Bridge, Entrances and Wayfinding Project

2021-01-14T11:10:14-05:00June 24, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS – A shortlist of six firms has been chosen to advance to the next stage in 16 Tech Community Corporation’s process to select a design team for a bridge that will serve as an architectural centerpiece for downtown Indianapolis and the 16 Tech Innovation District. The six lead designers, selected from a field of 33 design teams made up of local, national and international firms that responded to a public Request for Qualifications (RFQ) earlier this year, are globally recognized for their architecture, engineering and urban development work. The six finalists are: Behnisch Architekten Kennedy & Violich Architecture MVRDV NADAAA schlaich bergermann partner Snøhetta The RFQ sought the best firms from around the world to design a new bridge for pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles that will span Fall Creek from 10th Street and Riley Hospital Drive, connecting Indianapolis’ nationally [...]

16 Tech awards $500,000 in first round of community investment fund grants

2021-01-14T11:10:15-05:00May 6, 2020|

16 Tech Community Corporation today announced $500,000 in grant awards to 15 projects and resident-led initiatives that support the neighborhoods closest to the 16 Tech Innovation District. The grants are the first awards of the 16 Tech Community Investment Fund, a community-focused fund launched in 2019 to ensure access, opportunity and revitalization of the neighborhoods in and around the 16 Tech Innovation District. “Today’s announcement of grant awards is the culmination of more than a year-long process to develop fund priorities and guidelines in partnership with the 16 Tech Investment Fund Advisory Committee, neighborhood associations and the City of Indianapolis. Grants will support new neighborhood-based projects and expand existing programs, helping residents start and grow small businesses, preserve and celebrate neighborhood culture and history, and deliver skills training for tomorrow’s workforce,” said Bob Coy, 16 Tech Community Corporation president and [...]

16 Tech partners with 1776 on Innovation Hub

2021-01-14T11:10:15-05:00March 12, 2020|

National incubation network and innovation management provider 1776 has formed a partnership with 16 Tech Community Corporation to help establish a 100,000-plus square foot innovation hub in the 16 Tech Innovation District located within the Indiana Avenue Cultural District near downtown Indianapolis. The 16 Tech Innovation Hub will open in early 2021. The 16 Tech Innovation Hub, currently under construction, is an adaptive reuse of the former headquarters of the Indianapolis Water Company. The Innovation Hub will serve as the heartbeat of the 16 Tech Innovation District, where makers, innovators and entrepreneurs will have access to space, resources, programs and creative energy to incubate new ideas and scale their businesses. The Innovation Hub will include 50,000+ SF of flexible office, incubator and meeting space managed by 1776, as well as a 15,000 SF makerspace, and a 40,000 SF artisan marketplace [...]

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