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GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress should pave way for innovation

GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress should pave way for innovation

Over the next decade, more than half of America’s economic growth is expected to come from the fields of science and technology.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Back to school, and the future is bright

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Back to school, and the future is bright

There is always such anticipation for students and parents at the beginning of every school year, and there should be! Schools are exciting places with so many wonderful opportunities for learning! Our students are the future. They are the next generation of makers and innovators.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: State constraints limit local government innovation

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: State constraints limit local government innovation

Jim Collins, author of the highly praised "Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't," has written a companion monograph that applies to the “social sectors” — government and nonprofits. Some of his insights are very instructive.

June 15, 2014 7:57 pm

Society of Innovators opens nominations

CROWN POINT │ Friday is “Innovation Day” as the search begins for new innovators in Northwest Indiana.

May 08, 2014 1:50 pm
Innovation key to region's future, leaders say

Innovation key to region's future, leaders say

HAMMOND| In a decade, Northwest Indiana could have a lakefront lined with a high-rises, a convention center and a restaurant with sweeping views.

April 03, 2014 2:35 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Encouraging Innovation in Northwest Indiana

GUEST COMMENTARY: Encouraging Innovation in Northwest Indiana

Hardly an hour passes in our time that the word innovation is not mentioned — in domestic and international news, commercials, Internet and publications. With good reason, as most people now see the power of creating new innovations in their companies, institutions and organizations. Innovat…

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
Video challenge sets sights on inspiring young innovators

Video challenge sets sights on inspiring young innovators

GARY | A short video challenge for high school students has no less a lofty goal than inspiring the next Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs. 

February 06, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Event holds lens to region innovation

Event holds lens to region innovation

HAMMOND | Cardboard 3-D glasses with red and blue lenses were passed down rows of people seated in folding chairs.

September 19, 2013 4:30 pm Photos

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JOHN DAVIES: Making ‘light bulbs go off’ for kids

JOHN DAVIES: Making ‘light bulbs go off’ for kids

When you work around creative and innovative people, the conversation inevitably turns to innovation and youth.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Now is the time to invest in startups

GUEST COMMENTARY: Now is the time to invest in startups

Northwest Indiana needs more innovation-driven enterprise startups and the entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports them.

June 23, 2013 12:00 am

Creating a culture of continuous improvement

Andy Harshaw says steel companies need to promote a culture of continuous improvement. Focusing on the future and being able to foster innovation is critical to the industry’s survival, he believes.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Innovation event set for April 18

HOBART | The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana, as part of Ivy Tech Northwest's Gerald I. Lamkin Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, will host an evening of out-of-the-box thinking April 18.

April 05, 2013 10:00 am

NWI innovation survey hopes to gauge opinions and ideas

The Times has joined with Ivy Tech Community College Northwest and The Society of Innovators in an innovation survey.

November 29, 2011 12:00 am
JOHN DAVIES: An annual wake-up call for innovation

JOHN DAVIES: An annual wake-up call for innovation

Sharing his story of being a young man confined to a wheelchair who just wanted to get to work, Ralph Braun invented a vehicle wheelchair lift that has given freedom to thousands worldwide while employing 700 people at Braun Industries.

October 09, 2011 12:00 am
Society honors top innovators for September

Society honors top innovators for September

As part of its effort to highlight its 2010-11 class, the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana has selected Joan Dorman and Jeff Moody as its September Innovators of the Month.

September 25, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Society of Innovators announces finalists

Society of Innovators announces finalists

GARY | Ivy Tech Community College Northwest announced the 2011–12 finalist candidates for Fellows and the Chanute Prize for Team Innovation in The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana.

September 21, 2011 7:00 am Photos

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Region's young entrepreneurs grasp recovery's opportunities

Region's young entrepreneurs grasp recovery's opportunities

If not for the recession, the world might not have the Battery Go! iPhone app, and one of its developers still might be tending bar at Don Pablo's in Hobart.

August 20, 2011 8:00 pm Photos

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Young entrepreneurs grasp recovery's opportunities

Young entrepreneurs grasp recovery's opportunities

Young entrepreneurs across the region have stories to tell of the unique ways both the recession and the recovery have influenced their drive for a better world-or at least one where people can have a little more fun.

August 20, 2011 8:00 pm Photos

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New innovation intiative partners with local chambers

GARY | Ivy Tech Community College Northwest and The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana has launched of the Champion of Innovation project with local chambers of commerce.

August 16, 2011 12:00 am
JOHN DAVIES: Innovation is antidote to lack of competitiveness

JOHN DAVIES: Innovation is antidote to lack of competitiveness

Innovation seems to be growing, and this is good news in a global economy. Why? Innovation is the antidote to a lack of competitiveness.

August 14, 2011 12:00 am
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