Indiana's Certified Technology Park program was created to assist in the creation, growth and retention of high-technology businesses and to promote technology transfer opportunities. To achieve this mission, each certified technology park provides a wide range of services from incubator space to raising capital to technical assistance and general business consulting. Through these services, the parks are able to accelerate businesses, assist in job creation and strengthen the economy.
Although each park provides their own unique resources, the majority of the parks offer a core group of services.
Facility space ranges from office to laboratory square footage. Leases and space are typically flexible and tailored for each situation. Technology and office amenities are also available.
Assistance with technology research, development, testing and perfecting is standard. Connections to resources in both the local arena and university settings allow for access to experts.
General Business Services
Since most entrepreneurs are technical experts in their field, general business services are critical. Assistance with management, marketing, finance and operations is provided to build a solid foundation in addition to the technology.
Capital is critical to early stage companies. Connections and introductions can be provided to angel investors, venture capitals and other investors. Experienced individuals can also provide invaluable expertise in applying for federal grant and research and development project funding, such as Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technical Transfer (STTR) programs.
Indiana Business Incubators
Indiana incubators play a significant role in the acceleration of the development, growth and retention of entrepreneurial companies. With the ultimate goal of generating successful, financially viable companies, services and facilities are provided to strengthen the odds of producing growth companies that will be rooted in Indiana for years to come. Click here for a map of Indiana business incubators.
Links and Resources:
Flagship Enterprise Center
Indiana Economic Development Corporation - Certified Technology Park Program
Indiana Economic Development Corporation - Certified Technology Park Map
Indiana University Emerging Technologies Center
Columbus Infotech Park
Inventrek Innovation Network Blog
Inventrek Technology Park
Northeast Indiana Innovation Center
Ontario Place Certified Technology Park
Purdue Technology Center, Purdue Research Park
Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana
Purdue Technology Center of Indianapolis
Purdue Technology Center of Southeast Indiana
Richmond Certified Technology Park / Uptown Innovation Center
Vigo County Certified Technology Park
West Gate @ Crane
Innovation Park at Notre Dame