With more than $2 billion in physical assets and a world-class reputation for academics and innovation, Indiana University (IU) will soon formally leverage its considerable intellectual muscle to grow the state of Indiana.
New IU president Michael McRobbie (himself an overt proponent of all things technology) has announced the appointment of longtime community advocate William B. Stephan to the new post of vice president of engagement.
Mirroring the unqualified success of Purdue University’s model of statewide engagement, IU is expected to extend its already formidable reputation in life sciences development on behalf of the state.
“IU is a tremendous asset to economic development in the state of Indiana,” said McRobbie in announcing Stephan’s new role. “We have a robust capacity for scientific research. We know how to transfer technology from the laboratory to the marketplace. We have a deep pool of talented experts in every aspect of starting and growing business ventures.”
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