• Invitation to National Security and Federal Contracting Networking Summit

    invite leaders of small and medium-sized Hoosier companies interested in learning more about national security-related opportunities to work with the federal government and compete for federal contracts to attend:

    National Security and Federal Contracting Networking Summit
    When: September 10, 2018 9:00-11:30 a.m.
    Where: Stout Army Air Field in Indianapolis

    Presenters from federal entities will discuss their organizations, what they do, and how Indiana companies can work with them. Hoosiers will then have an opportunity to network one-on-one with the federal representatives—asking questions, introducing their companies, and exploring opportunities.

    Presenters will include representatives from the:

    • Small Business Administration (SBA);
    • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); z United States Marine Corps (USMC);
    • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID);
    • Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC); and
    • Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
    • Additional presenters expected

    To attend, please RSVP no later than August 24 to both Deanna Dennison at deannad71@gmail.com and Monica Kozlowski at Monica_Kozlowski@young.senate.gov.

    Attendees need to provide their name, company, and email address. Attendees should bring business cards and copies of your company’s capability statement. This event is exclusively for leaders of Indiana-based companies.

  • Adjunct Instructor Opportunities at Indiana Tech

    Indiana Tech is in need of Adjunct Professors in their College of Engineering. The positions are mostly for evenings, so this would be an ideal opportunity for any of your employees (or retirees) to get involved with this great Institution.  Basic requirements are for a Master’s degree in the instructional area (allotments can be made for equivalent experience in special circumstances).

    Please contact Scott Liebhauser if interested:

    Dr. Scott Liebhauser
    Assistant Dean, CPS
    Indiana Tech
    260-4225561 (ext 3449)

  • Electric Works presents Travis Sheridan of Venture Café

    The Electric Works team is bringing Travis Sheridan, President of Cambridge Innovation Center’s (CIC) Venture Café Global Institute, to Fort Wayne from August 6-9 to meet with founders and key startup support stakeholders. In support of the Regional Partnership’s Business Attraction and Talent Attraction strategies, we are working with Crystal Vann Wallstrom to help organize meetings and events to get the most out of his visit. Details below.

    Venture Café started in Boston in 2009 as an informal, organic gathering for innovators. Today it has a network of Venture Cafés in Miami, Boston, Winston-Salem, St. Louis, and internationally in Tokyo, Japan and Rotterdam, Netherlands. They are opening additional locations around the globe in Sydney, Dublin, London, Warsaw, and New York.

    Their mission is to connect innovators to make things happen and they do that through a public network of spaces and programs to help anyone with an idea succeed. Part of the secret is broadening how innovation is applied, building an inclusive community and connecting locally, nationally and globally. Venture Café is driven by the belief that innovation is a process to improve the human condition and its programs sit at the nexus of innovation, entrepreneurship and economic mobility.

    Electric Works ultimately hopes to have Venture Café involved and onsite at Electric Works.

    In addition to one-on-one meetings with Travis, we are helping to host three group breakfast meetings to be held at the Regional Partnership offices (200 East Main Street, Suite 910, Fort Wayne, IN 46802). We hope that you are available to attend one of those breakfast meetings.

    • August 7th, 7:45-8:45 AM
    • August 8th, 7:45-8:45 AM
    • August 9th, 7:45-8:45 AM

    Please RSVP to Crystal with your availability: Crystal@fwelectricworks.com

  • DLA Land & Maritime Supplier Conference

    NIDIA Members:

    The National Defense Industry Association is hosting the Defense Logistics Agency Land & Maritime Supplier Conference & Expo on June 19th – 20th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH.

    This is a good opportunity for current and potential DLA vendors to discuss future logistics support strategies, challenges and to streamline efforts to better support the Warfighter.

    Please use the following link to see why you should be attending this supplier conference.


    There are still plenty of booth spaces available. Register now.

    DLA Land & Maritime Supplier Conference & Exposition
    – June 19 – June 20, 2018
    – Columbus, OH

  • Last Chance To Register for the Northeast IN Technology Commercialization Forum!

    The Northeast Indiana Technology Commercialization Forum is focused on sharing insights into how to build successful companies by commercializing intellectual property.

    The defense, technology, entrepreneurial, and economic development community of Northeast Indiana is invited to a forum focused on sharing insights into how to build successful companies by commercializing intellectual property.

    When & Where

    Monday, June 4, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Doors open at 11 a.m.
    Grand Hall North, Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation
    10622 Parkview Plaza Dr, Fort Wayne, IN 46845

    There is no cost for this event. Lunch will be provided

    Register Now!