The IBRI is an important part of the next generation of the Indiana life sciences ecosystem. We act as a connector, covener and collaborator, to catalyze and complement the burgeoning academic and industrial life sciences research community in Indiana. This allows us to solve the most challenging health problems not only for Hoosiers, but for people all over the world.
A Unique Model
Our unique model – an independent, not-for-profit organization with a laser-focused mission – is connecting the best minds from industry, academia and the public sector to collaboratively tackle diabetes, cardio-metabolic diseases and nutrition, while remaining sufficiently agile to allow the science to evolve in areas where next-generation health problems are evident, and where solutions must be found.
The IBRI is essential. Despite Indiana’s robust life sciences ecosystem, the state is not yet a life sciences destination for a new generation of entrepreneurs and innovators. The IBRI was created to:
- Elevate Indiana’s reputation, thus attracting and retaining top talent.
- Link Indiana’s excellence in life sciences to the health needs of Hoosiers.
- Create a highly marketable culture of collaboration and commercialization between industry and academia.
- Eliminate the silos that exist within and between industry, academia and the public sector to expedite innovative solutions