EDA awards $750,000 federal grant to kickstart an IoT lab

Dec. 28, 2018

The US Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a three-year, $750,000 grant to Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC) to launch a healthcare Internet of Things lab in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Work on the lab, called the Indiana Connected Health IoT Lab/Network, is scheduled to begin in January. The grant was awarded under the EDA’s 2018 Regional Innovation Strategies Program.

“Individuals and groups with innovative IoT ideas will have the resources, tools, and networks to develop ideas into new products, new or expanded businesses, and new markets. This investment will help engage healthcare companies, IoT supplier companies, and applied-research universities and lead Indiana Economic Development organizations reaching global markets,” said EDA, a bureau of the US Department of Commerce, in announcing the grant.

Local partners of the lab include Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Clear Object, Indiana Tech, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation, Elevate Ventures Northeast Indiana, Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation, Vision Tech Partners Northeast Indiana, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, and Greater Fort Wayne Inc.”

The NIIC has the release

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