The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) was formed in 1999 to bring together the chief executives of Central Indiana’s prominent corporations, foundations and university presidents in a strategic and collaborative effort dedicated to the region's continued prosperity and growth.

To advance this mission, CICP sponsors five key economic development initiatives, BioCrossroads, Conexus Indiana, Food and Agriculture Innovation Initiative, Energy Systems Network and TechPoint, each of which addresses challenges and opportunities unique to its respective sector: life sciences, advanced manufacturing, agriculture innovation, logistics, alternative energy and technology.

Central Indiana Corporate Partnership

The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) was formed in 1999 to bring together the chief executives of Central Indiana’s prominent corporations, foundations and university presidents in a strategic and collaborative effort dedicated to the region's continued prosperity and growth.

To advance this mission, CICP sponsors five key economic development initiatives, BioCrossroads, Conexus Indiana, Food and Agriculture Innovation Initiative, Energy Systems Network and TechPoint, each of which addresses challenges and opportunities unique to its respective sector: life sciences, advanced manufacturing, agriculture innovation, logistics, alternative energy and technology.

BioCrossroads

BioCrossroads advances Indiana’s signature strengths in the life sciences by connecting with corporate, academic and philanthropic partners; facilitating investments in promising start ups and building new enterprises; and educating through conferences, reports and market development knowledge. The initiative supports the region’s existing research and corporate strengths while encouraging new business development and has formed several new nonprofit organizations.

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Conexus
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Conexus Indiana is the state’s advanced manufacturing and logistics initiative, dedicated to making Indiana a global leader. Conexus Indiana is focused on strategic priorities like workforce development, creating new industry partnerships and promoting Indiana’s advantages in manufacturing and logistics.

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Energy Systems Network

Energy Systems Network (ESN) is a non- profit industry-driven economic organization focused on bringing alternative energy technology solutions to market, using innovation to confront global energy challenges with systems-level solutions. ESN’s mission is to build an energy ecosystem that connects partner companies and institutions with industry – in Indiana, across the country, and around the world – to address energy needs and generate new jobs and investment in the process.

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Food & Ag Innovation

The Indiana Food and Agriculture Innovation Initiative is building awareness of the industry’s ingenuity and value through branding and targeted promotion of Indiana’s food and agriculture innovation landscape, expand collaboration among key stakeholders in strategic areas such as health and nutrition and agricultural productivity, and is supporting the formation of new innovative companies in Indiana.

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TechPoint

TechPoint is Indiana’s technology growth initiative focused on being a powerful voice for Indiana’s tech sector through marketing and thought leadership, and being a catalyst for strategic growth initiatives – specifically talent recruitment, entrepreneurship, and marketing tech and health information technology (HIT) cluster development.

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