Entrepreneurship

Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation

The Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation (IURTC) helps translate IU research into marketplace applications. The IURTC serves as a resource for faculty and researchers working on discoveries that may have commercial potential, and can connect faculty and researchers with industry.

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SpinUp

EmotEd founder Dawn Neumann sits in front of a computer.

The SpinUp program helps IU faculty bring promising technologies to market by starting their own companies. SpinUp handles a number of business tasks in the early stages of the company, so the faculty can focus on advancing the technology. SpinUp has helped found dozens of companies, and has helped founders raise more than $2 million in funding.

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B-Start

The Office of the Vice President for Engagement collaborated with the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation to launch B-Start, a student startup pre-accelerator program, in 2015. The program guides students through the early business planning process, using workshops and mentorship by successful community entrepreneurs. B-Start was a finalist for the University Economic Development Association’s 2016 Award of Excellence in the Talent + Innovation category.

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Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship teaches students entrepreneurial skills, helps launch new student businesses, and connects students with the business community in the region surrounding the IU East campus.

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Northeast Indiana Innovation Center

IU has a partnership with the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, which provides entrepreneurial services to researchers in the Fort Wayne area.

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IURTC achievements since 1997

Nearly 500patents drafted and filed

1,800+IU inventions protected and commercialized

38startup companies launched