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 [...]

IBJ: First 16 Tech office building set to open in June; Innovation Hub to follow

2021-01-14T11:10:15-05:00March 9, 2020|

With the first 120,000 square foot building fully leased before construction is complete, the Indianapolis Business Journal looks at the 16 Tech Innovation District's upcoming first-phase completion success and the features that should bring established companies, startups and big thinkers to the Circle City’s highly anticipated innovation district. “This project has been a long time in the works, but now, with the construction and imminent opening of these first buildings, it’s becoming very real,” said 16 Tech CEO Bob Coy. “We’re starting to see a visual transformation, and with that happening momentum for this project is building and will feed on itself.” Learn what this project has in common with other similar and successful ventures around the country, and what makes the Indy endeavor unique.  [READ MORE]

IIB Perspectives: Pay Attention to 16 Tech

2020-02-14T10:05:33-05:00February 14, 2020|

In a recent Perspectives article on Inside INdiana Business, John McDonald, co-founder and board member of the Indiana Technology and Innovation Association, says it's time to "pay attention to 16 Tech." He is referring to the 60-acre, 16 Tech Innovation District northwest of downtown Indianapolis.  Multiple construction projects are currently underway in 16 Tech as the $500 million innovation district comes to life. Active projects include: • The district’s first new research and office building, which will be complete in the Summer of 2020. Innovation Building One will be home to the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) and IU School of Medicine researchers. • Renovation of the former Indianapolis Water Company building into an Innovation Hub with flexible office and incubator space, a makerspace and an artisan market with food, entertainment and gathering space; [...]

16 Tech launches signature bridge project to connect innovation

2020-02-14T08:50:37-05:00February 14, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS - 16 Tech Community Corporation is inviting teams from across the nation and around the world to submit qualifications to design a new bridge that will become a signature structure for the 16 Tech Innovation District near downtown Indianapolis. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) & Proposals (RFP) released today seeks submissions from teams for a bridge that will span Fall Creek from 10th Street and Riley Hospital Drive into the 16 Tech Innovation District as well as schematic designs for entrances and wayfinding within the 50-acre development. The 16 Tech Innovation District, located on the northwest edge of downtown Indianapolis, is being developed to build collaboration among innovators and entrepreneurs in life science, technology, advanced manufacturing and engineering in an urban live-work-play-learn environment. The $14.5 million bridge design and construction project is supported through a grant from Lilly Endowment [...]

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