INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Purdue, GE Form Innovation Partnership

2013-11-12T11:50:00Z 2013-11-12T15:02:10Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Purdue, GE Form Innovation PartnershipGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
November 12, 2013 11:50 am  • 

Purdue University is partnering with GE to commercialize university innovations and technologies. Purdue Research Foundation President Dan Hasler says the agreement tests a new collaboration model that could prove to be a "game-changer." Some university innovations already being considered for the partnership include solar technologies and enhanced medical diagnostic imaging. GE Region Manager For University Relations Tony Denhart says Purdue's areas of strength make it an ideal partner for the company.

IU Health to Close Cancer Clinic

Indiana University Health continues to cut costs. The health care system is closing IU Health Central Indiana Cancer Centers South. Most services at the center on Indianapolis' southside will be moved to a nearby facility. IU Health is cutting spending by $1 billion over five years.

Apparel Company Announces Expansion Plans

An Indianapolis-based dance, gymnastics and cheer apparel company plans to add nearly 30 jobs by 2016. Montionwear LLC says it will invest around $230,000 to equip an existing facility. The company has more than 180 full-time workers.

Peterson Joins Kite Realty Board

Eli Lilly and Co. Vice President of Corporate Affairs Bart Peterson has been appointed to the board of Indianapolis-based Kite Realty Group Trust. Peterson is a Purdue University graduate and served two terms as mayor of Indianapolis.

Luncheon Honoring Women Leaders

More than 700 business and community leaders have gathered at today's Indiana Lt. Gov. Leadership Luncheon. Former First Lady Judy O'Bannon and Bedel Financial Consulting Inc. owner Elaine Bedel are among the leaders being honored at the event, which also serves as a fundraiser for Girl Scouts of Central Indiana.

University of Michigan Leader to Speak at IU

The president of the University of Michigan will deliver the winter commencement address at Indiana University. Mary Sue Coleman will also receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at IU. She plans to retire in July after 12 years at the helm of the university in Ann Arbor.

Water Polo Tournament Set For Bloomington

Tourism officials in Bloomington estimate a water polo tournament will pump around $500,000 into the local economy. The Hoosier Sports Corp. expects this weekend's 2013 USA Water Polo TYR Champions Cup to attract 400 athletes and 500 spectators.

Manchester Plans Swimming Program

Manchester University has announced plans to start a swim club next year in hopes of beginning NCAA Division III competition the following academic year. The school says an anonymous "sizable gift" will help fund the men's and women's teams.

Military Effort Receives Multimillion Dollar Grant

A Purdue University initiative, designed to help veterans and their families, has received a $2.4 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. The Military Family Research Institute says the funding will support counseling, education and employment initiatives.

Hundreds Expected For Life Science Career Event

More than 30 representatives from life science businesses are set to take part in a career fair next week at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington. The school expects more than 200 area high school students to attend.

IRT Lands Grant to Support Student Initiatives

The Indiana Repertory Theatre has secured a $500,000 gift from The Cohen Family Foundation. The organization plans to use the funding to help provide opportunities for students throughout Indiana to experience live theatre at the Indianapolis venue.

Chef's Academy Names Dean

Harrison College's Chef's Academy has named Vincent Kinkade dean of academic affairs. He previously served as a corporate chef for Illinois-based U.S. Foods Inc.

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