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A Collaborative Effort

Central Indiana Corporate Partnership

BioCrossroads is one of five Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) branded initiatives. 


The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), together with the supporting CICP Foundation, was formed in 1999 to bring together the chief executives of Central Indiana’s prominent corporations, foundations and universities in a strategic and collaborative effort dedicated to the region’s continued prosperity and growth.

To advance this mission, CICP sponsors five key talent and industry sector initiatives, AgriNovus Indiana, Ascend Indiana, BioCrossroads, Conexus Indiana and TechPoint each of which addresses challenges and opportunities unique to its respective sector: agbiosciences, talent and workforce development, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and logistics and technology.


AgriNovus Indiana is the state’s initiative focused on advancing the agbiosciences sector as a nationally recognized leader through education, research and talent development; strategic collaborations among corporations, industry associations, government and universities; the creation and support of new companies; and branding and targeted promotions to elevate the sector.


Ascend Indiana is the talent and workforce development initiative of Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP). Ascend’s vision is for Indiana to be a place of economic opportunity for all. To achieve this, Ascend bridges talent and communication gaps by creating connectivity between people and employers. 


For more than a decade, Conexus Indiana has been positioning the Hoosier State as the best place for advanced manufacturing and logistics industries to invest, employ, and succeed by collaborating with industry, academic, and public-sector partners on a shared vision for an innovative, skilled workforce and stronger business climate.


TechPoint is the nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s technology companies and overall tech ecosystem. The team is focused on attracting talent, accelerating scale-up companies, activating the community, and amplifying stories of success.

16 Tech: Indy's Innovation District

CICP and its branded initiatives are located at 16 Tech, a 50-acre community in downtown Indianapolis dedicated to world-changing innovation and economic opportunity.