BioCrossroads focuses on educating through conferences, reports and market development knowledge.
Our BioIntellex site is a hub for the content-generating side of BioCrossroads, including white papers, trend reports, statistics, podcasts and videos of educational sessions and conferences.
In addition, we help educate in the traditional sense, partnering with our higher education institutions, the state, and business leaders to expand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in grades K-12 and universities.
Starting with some truly home-grown advantages, including: the nation’s second largest medical school; longstanding leadership in engineering programs; and some of the nation’s largest and most successful business incubation and acceleration facilities, Indiana’s universities complement the size, specialties and strengths of life sciences sector. Our life sciences academic institutions, including Indiana University, the IU School of Medicine, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame, are highly collaborative, and work regularly together through important multi-university initiatives such as the National Institutes of Health-funded Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Our universities are providing the intellectual underpinning for our life sciences sector today, through innovative research and technology transfer. And they are training and graduating the thousands of engineers, medical professionals, biochemists, health informaticians and other life sciences-related professionals that will be Indiana’s leaders of tomorrow.
Preparing our state’s younger minds for future life sciences job opportunities is equally important. Along with our partners at universities and colleges across Indiana, BioCrossroads spearheaded the creation and deployment of the Indiana Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (I-STEM) Resource Network to improve K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics education through effective teacher training and curriculum development.