A nexus point for innovative science
In August 2020, 16 Tech formally cut the ribbon on its 50-acre mixed-use innovation district. In this new downtown community, 16 Tech seeks to support and foster cross-sector collaboration, promote innovation and boost economic growth and prosperity.
We at the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) were eager to move into the space we created that supports life sciences entrepreneurship, convenes diverse research teams and complements innovation in the ecosystem while remaining thoughtful about the impact on our neighborhood.
We see this new headquarters as a nexus point for academic institutions, industry, community and government. We envision the IBRI bringing these groups together to plan the future direction for life sciences in the Midwest. It all comes down to enabling innovation to translate research into improved health outcomes for Hoosiers and beyond.
One way to promote innovative science is to create an environment for new businesses to grow. To do this we partnered with 16 Tech and 1776, the nation’s largest network of entrepreneurial incubators, to offer life sciences startups the opportunity to work in our space and use our equipment.