• IN3 Member Showcase Event on 9/30 in Indianapolis

    Join IN3 and the Department of Navy Rapid Innovation Fund at the September INCATT Member Showcase Event at The Center at The Heritage Group in Indianapolis, Ind. on Monday, September 30.

    Are you a small business selling a commercial product you want to qualify to sell the U.S. military? Do you have a technology developed through the SBIR program and need commercialization opportunities? Are you a defense contractor looking for funding sources to test and integrate small business technologies into your platforms?

    Navy RIF contracts can provide a vehicle for defense acquisition programs to begin procuring products from small businesses. The next BAA is anticipated to be released around December 2019 (funding contingent on FY20 congressional appropriation).

    Click Here for more information on this event or to register

  • NIBCC Luncheon with Greg Stube

    Get your tickets for the Northeast Indiana Base Community Council Luncheon featuring Special Forces Warrior, Speaker, and Author of Conquer Anything – Greg Stube.

    The program will begin at 11:30am at the Parkview Mirro Center on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

    Click here to view the event flyer for additional information.

  • August All-Member Meeting Recap

    Thanks to everyone that attended our NIDIA All-Member meeting on August 20th in downtown Ft Wayne! Special thanks to our presenters: Bryce Carpenter from Conexus, Gene Jones from Purdue, and Nick Darrah from the Regional Partnership. It was a great opportunity to obtain information pertinent to our industry and region.

    NIDIA Donates to TechFest of Northeast Indiana

    NIDIA also made a donation of $2,500 to TechFest of Northeast Indiana. NIDIA STEM committee members Lynne Miller, Dave Jost, and Joe Predina presented the check to Kurt Whited and Noah Miller during our meeting (photo).

    The Hampton Inn’s new Rooftop Patio, overlooking Parkview Field was the perfect venue for networking after our meeting and watching a little baseball. Our next All-member meeting will be in December. We will finalize the date and agenda soon; hope to see you there!

  • Indiana Governor Announces New Defense Sector Strategy

    Indiana is combining its forces to grow the state’s defense industry and military assets, creating a collaborative approach to market the sector and bring new business to the state. Governor Eric Holcomb announced Monday a realignment of the Indiana Office of Defense Development, which will now fall under the jurisdiction of the Indiana Economic Development Corp.

    “With a strong military presence and network of defense assets, combined with the tactical advantage of our state‚Äôs pro-growth business climate, Indiana is perfectly positioned to be at the center of global advancements and growth in defense” said Holcomb.

    The governor also announced the appointment of Major General Omer Tooley to lead the defense development team. Tooley will be responsible for growing Indiana’s defense industry by promoting the state’s defense assets and attracting new defense-related businesses to Indiana.

    Continue reading: http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/40906398/governor-announces-strategic-growth-for-indianas-defense-sector

  • NIDIA Chairman Rick Howard Interviewed by Journal Gazette

    NIDIA Chairman Rick Howard was recently interviewed by the Journal Gazette magazine regarding the State of Indiana’s attractiveness to the Aerospace and Defense industry. Read the article online here: http://www.journalgazette.net/business/20190811/for-aerospace-state-is-6th