Less than a year after it began, a bike-share system at Purdue University is set to expand on campus and to downtown Lafayette. And a pending agreement with West Lafayette could add more bikes within the city.
The area, called the Purdue Innovation District, will be developed by the Purdue Research Foundation and Indianapolis-based Browning Investments. Plans call for up to 7 million square feet of new developments.
Indiana inventors secured 30 percent more patents in 2015 than they did four years earlier.
And at more than 2,000, last year’s number is double the patents granted to Hoosiers in 2008, a low point for patents in the past two decades.
Shortages of workers and investment dollars remain the two biggest challenges for Indiana’s life sciences industry, which otherwise is showing robust vital signs and embarking on high-profile collaborations.