The new center, on the manufacturer’s Speedway campus, can simulate extreme heat and cold as well as a variety of altitudes and road conditions.
Design thinking has been around since at least the 1960s, and initially, its focus was in areas such as architecture, graphic design and industrial design, to produce physical products. But today, design thinking is used nearly everywhere. You can try it, too.
A partnership with Japanese personal-computer maker Lenovo—to be rolled out Feb. 25—and $34.8 million secured in October has the software firm poised for explosive growth.
Foamcraft Inc., an Indianapolis-based foam-products manufacturer than began selling mattresses less than two years ago, plans to compete directly with online mattress behemoths such as Casper, Leesa and Purple.
The prosperous family-run company is hoping for ieven greater success with its newer, direct-to-consumer line, including its latest product: custom-made mattresses.
In January, the produce distributor opened a $32 million facility designed to cook and package meals and side dishes such as salads, pasta, deli meats and pinwheel sandwich wraps.
It’s the first venture funding round for 3-year-old Clear Software, an early mover in the trend of making pre-existing business software easier to use.
The Indianapolis company, founded in 1972, started as a chain of sit-down family restaurants but continues to find new outlets for its products.
Greenwood-based Zimmerman Biotechnologies LLC hopes to become the first company in the United States to make generic insulin,
a long-awaited development in diabetes treatment. The Greenwood Common Council on Feb. 1 will consider an $8.4 million deal
that would finance construction of an insulin factory, as well as help Zimmerman with FDA-approval and equipment expenses.
Even after a string of acquisitions, Dow AgroSciences is a bit player in the seed business. But the new genetically
modified corn it developed with St. Louis-based giant Monsanto Co. finally provides the breakthrough product that could grow
its seed sales substantially.
Since January, Heartland Distillers has turned out several small batches of its first signature spirit—Indiana Vodka—available at about 300 area retailers.
In a state steeped in advanced research that spawns biomedical companies by the dozen, Apricity LLC is preposterously low-tech,
given that its latest product is nothing more than a warm blanket.
Harlan Bakeries recently filed a lawsuit against equipment vendor Doboy Inc., saying it provided faulty equipment to package Harlan’s cream-cheese-filled bagels.
After a stint making parts for electric cars, Symphony Motors recently became Indy Power Systems, changing course to make power control boxes for a variety of vehicles and also industrial and military applications.
Stellarwind is believed to be the first algae-oil company in Indiana and among dozens of others around the country at the
forefront of what’s being called the third wave of biofuels production.