Indianapolis Business Journal

MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2017

Our third annual Innovation Issue takes readers to the frontiers of creative thinking and problem solving, although many of the stories boil down to central themes like data and food. “Smart cities” like Indianapolis are using data in new ways to improve government services. Indiana’s quest to become a hub for the so-called “internet of things” requires some expertise with data that zooms back and forth between devices and the internet. And Butler University’s Stephanie Fernhaber is using design thinking to divine solutions to food deserts. Also, check out our master list of innovative ideas that Indiana could borrow from other locales.

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Seven lessons from IPS innovation schools

Indianapolis Public Schools sought to disrupt the K-12 education world two years ago by launching "innovation schools," an entirely autonomous group of schools within the district's boundaries. With eight schools up and running, what lessons are emerging?

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Innovative ideas from across the country we could copy

A struggling mall turned into a co-working space? An auction that connects startups with C-level execs? Inmates-turned-entrepreneurs? Check out programs and projects in other cities that have garnered national attention and could prompt discussions locally.

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Bosma Enterprises files lawsuit over VA contracting changes

Indianapolis-based Bosma Enterprises and other groups on Wednesday sued the Department of Veterans Affairs, alleging the agency ignored a long-standing law when it changed contracting rules that give jobs to the visually impaired. Bosma said it stands to lose $36 million in annual revenue.

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