How Does IURTC Benefit Indiana?
Strong relationships between IU researchers and private industry have helped build Indiana's thriving life sciences and information technology industries. Since 1997, IURTC has worked with students and faculty members to develop:
- More than 1,800 inventions
- Nearly 500 patents
- 38 start-up companies
IU Research Leads to Indiana Jobs
IU discoveries turn into Indiana jobs. In Kokomo, the Inventrek Technology Park has brought more than 110 high-tech jobs to the region since 2004. And in Indianapolis, tenants at the IU Emerging Technologies Center have created 370 total jobs. Next up is a new cancer research center in South Bend, expected to bring 10 to 15 new faculty to the community, as well as additional administrative and research support staff.
IU Research Leads to Economic Development across Indiana
IURTC is reaching out to entrepreneurs, small business leaders, and citizens across the state to build new relationships between university researchers and Indiana communities. Our work in Kokomo, Richmond, New Albany, Evansville, and Fort Wayne has helped leaders replace failing industries with thriving new businesses.
IU Research Leads to Life-Saving Advances in Health Care
IU research was responsible for the first effective treatment for testicular cancer, as well as the development of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Indiana’s first pediatric open-heart surgery, and many other life-saving advances. IU’s commitment to research has dramatically improved the quality of health care across the state.