An effort is under way to find the “hidden innovators” of Northwest Indiana. The Ivy Tech Community College Society of Innovators recently announced its seven-county “Expedition Innovation 2015 – ‘A Call for Nominations.’ Between June 2nd and 17th officials with the society will visit each of the seven counties in the region to explain their goals in greater detail. They will be at Kemin Industries in rural North Judson on June 10th and at the Pulaski County CDC/Economic Development office in Winamac the following day.
NIPSCO Director of Economic Development Don Babcock serves on the Society of Innovators board. He says innovation is the foundation of our economy. He adds there are innovators out there who are below the radar that are making important contributions to our region, state and world. He says the Society of Innovators wants to find them.
The seven-county region includes Starke, Pulaski, LaPorte, Porter, Lake, Newton and Jasper Counties. Nominations are open for individuals and teams. They are made online at www.ivytech.edu/northwest. Click on the light bulb and chose either individuals or teams. Nominations close at 5 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015. For information, contact Society of Innovators Managing Director John Davies at 219- 981-1111, Ext. 2292 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.