We should be thinking of one research enterprise separated only by two athletic departments. Yes, Purdue has a medical school, and yes, IU teaches engineering.
The Indiana Innovation Alliance being considered by our state lawmakers reinforces this point. We have had much success in stimulating company creation and job creation with the 21st Century Research and Technology Fund which, with its matching-fund mechanism, has enabled more federal research grants to come to small technology firms in Indiana.
The IIA will be an additional stimulation for more of the same as we transition further toward a knowledge-based economy. At Prosolia, we are working with scientists at IU Bloomington, the IU School of Medicine and Purdue. All three make it possible for us to continue to innovate while keeping Indiana intellectual property in Indiana.
Prosolia Inc. chemistry professor