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The United States and its regions have built an innovation-driven, knowledge-based economy in high-value industries such as the life sciences, information technology, and aerospace and defense, among others.  An array of factors contribute to this success ranging from an open market-based economy to availability of capital and technological advances, but arguably the most important element is a well-educated and highly-skilled workforce. The ability to compete effectively locally and globally with ever-increasing competition requires world-class talent.

The Battelle Technology Partnership Practice has written a detailed examination of the supply and demand of talent to drive innovation and economic growth for the Central Indiana – where we need to focus our efforts to solve gaps; how a physical epicenter can allow for a critical mass of talent and innovation; how it affects jobs and skill levels; and how we compare to benchmark cities. The report studies the impact of talent on innovation not just for life sciences companies such as Cook Medical, Eli Lilly and Company, Dow AgroSciences, and Roche Diagnostics, but across all of what the Brookings Institution has recently labeled as “Advanced Industries,” including engineering and manufacturing companies like Cummins and Rolls Royce, or information technology companies such as Angie’s List and SalesForce.com Marketing Cloud, all of which spend significantly on research and development activities and accordingly share a driving need for the retention of a workforce with demonstrated aptitude in the STEM disciplines.

Join us as we discuss those findings and local new developments in place-based strategies that can address our need for an innovation district and talent ecosystem that drives economic development.

  • Keynote address: Mitchell Horowitz, Battelle Technology Partnership Practice
  • Sit-down conversation with Gerry Dick, Host, Inside Indiana Business and Founder, Grow Indiana

This Frameworx session will take place on August 5, 2015, at D’Amore on the 48th floor of the Chase Tower on Monument Circle. Registration and networking begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by the session from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Parking is available in the Chase Tower garage off of Pennsylvania Street or on the street level at parking meters.

We look forward to seeing you on August 5.

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