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Exploring the SBIR/STTR Program (Webinar)


The SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs provide competitive access to R&D funds to stimulate technological innovation by small businesses in the US. The program can help startups and existing small businesses, interested in or performing research, by providing access to grant funds to support proof of concept and prototype development. This event will introduce you to the resources Indiana has to offer, give you tips on what agencies look for in successful proposals and supply you with the basics of the program's structure and how to determine if it's a good fit for you. *Webinar is limited to 100 attendees.*

Fireside Chat with MetroStar CEO Ali Reza Manouchehri

The Mill 642 North Madison Street, Bloomington, IN, United States

Enjoy a casual conversation about entrepreneurship and becoming the CEO of a leading tech company. MetroStar works in AI, cybersecurity, human-centered design, and enterprise IT across the federal government. Hear about how Ali and his friends grew MetroStar from a George Mason dorm room to a business with more than 300 employees. Entrepreneur-in-Residence Cy Megnin will be interviewing Ali. Free boxed lunches will be provided.

Ada Lovelace Lunch & Panel

The Mill 642 North Madison Street, Bloomington, IN, United States

Join Bloomington's event for the worldwide celebration of Ada Lovelace Day! At this panel, we'll celebrate local women in technology and innovation with lunch and panel. Free and open to the public.

HuBMAP: Hacking the Kidney

The Mill 642 North Madison Street, Bloomington, IN, United States

Learn how scientists are hacking the human kidney using machine learning! Take 30 minutes to feed your love of science at this cool presentation. Just as the Human Genome Project mapped the entirety of human DNA, the HuBMAP program aims to develop an open atlas of the human body at the cellular level. The Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center (CNS), along with the National Institutes of Health, Google, Eli Lilly & Co, and InnovationDigi, recently hosted a Kaggle competition to hack the healthy human kidney using machine learning. Leah Scherschel, research analyst for CNS, will explain: What the Kaggle platform is and how it is used How the Kaggle competition emerged Key learnings from the competition

Unleash the True Power of Your Data

The Mill 642 North Madison Street, Bloomington, IN, United States

This panel presentation will focus on the importance of visual analytics and how understanding your data influences crucial decisions in today’s world. Three individuals who have participated in the Visual Analytics Certificate (VAC) course, developed by the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center (CNS) at the Indiana University Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, will share how they developed skills to access insights to data and how that has influenced their work. Panel presenters include: Devta Kidd, Director of Innovation, Office of Innovation, City of Bloomington, IN Jonathan M. Dilger, Ph.D., Director of Research, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), Crane, IN Leah Scherschel, Research Analyst, Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at The Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Bloomington, IN Moderator: Andreas “Andi” Bueckle, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, at the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Bloomington, IN

Cybersecurity: Evolving Responsibilities & Best Practices for Board Directors and C-Level Leaders Regular price $595.00


A Four-Party Webinar Series: Fall 2021 Dates: Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11 from 2:00pm - 3:15pm ET. What responsibilities do Board members have to ensure that their organizations are exercising “reasonable” cybersecurity? What is a “reasonable” level of cybersecurity in light of changing technologies, regulations, and recent high-profile breaches such as SolarWinds? Basic cybersecurity literacy is becoming increasingly vital to business executives and boards of directors across an array of industries, sectors, and nations, but that is no longer enough. With ‘zero-click’ attacks that can infect your device just by receiving a message, and a growing number of organized crime networks and even nation states targeting vulnerable firms – including small businesses – it is more important than ever for leaders to be informed about how best to protect their employees, customers, and themselves. This special cybersecurity risk management webinar series will address these topics, and more, equipping board members and executives with the tools they need to understand cyber threats and what actions their organizations can, and should, be taking to proactively manage them in an increasingly crowded (and risky) global marketplace. In this series, you will learn: Cybersecurity and corporate governance best practices to manage […]


Bypass Big Data on the Bloomington Byway

The Mill 642 North Madison Street, Bloomington, IN, United States

What if, instead of tech giants and e-commerce monopolies capturing personal data, dictating terms of service, and controlling the market, we as consumers took the driver's seat? What if the Internet, as a peer-to-peer, end-to-end environment, supported marketplaces where we are fully independent and could operate as free agents without fear of surveillance or unwanted control by others, just like we long enjoyed in the physical world? Visionaries Doc and Joyce Searls of Customer Commons are working to restore the balance of power, respect, and trust between individuals and organizations that serve them. Together with the Ostrom Workshop at IU, they're building a whole new way for buyers and sellers to connect over the Net. It's called the Byway, and it routes around tech giants and e-commerce monopolies—in ways that may outperform them by powering local economies and communities of small businesses. Bloomington is one of only three communities in the US where they're prototyping a Byway community! Join us at The Mill to learn more about this revolutionary project, share your ideas, and participate in building the Bloomington Byway. Developers, business people, and the general public are all invited. We'll meet at The Mill to introduce the concept and […]



The United States Navy is bringing velocity to the development and fielding of unmanned systems at scale. Join us as the U.S. Navy stands up an Unmanned Task Force to solve key operational problems in new ways. HACKtheMACHINE Unmanned is the first in a series of public facing technology challenges that accelerates discovery and teambuilding between the Navy, Industry and Academia for the creation of high-end autonomous capabilities Answer the Call! We are looking for people from all walks of life to help the Navy solve its foremost digital challenges. The Office of Naval Research is leading the search for creative, bright, team-building collaborators and learners who know how to hustle and get things done. HACKtheMACHINE is your opportunity to solve problems, win prize money, earn contracts and be part of this dynamic group.   HACKtheMACHINE Unmanned offers three challenge tracks to appeal to a broad range of talents and skill sets. Track 1: Maritime Cyber - Do your part to make the Navy’s next generation unmanned drone swarm autopilot systems ready for prime time by testing their security in this bug bounty contest! Track 2: Data Science - Help bring useful, battle-tested machine learning and artificial intelligence tools to […]

Code/IT Academy spring 2022 application


Code/IT Academy provides free upskilling training to eligible residents. This 10-week free program prepares graduates for new economy jobs with higher wages and growth potential.The spring 2022 program prepares you to take the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. You’ll gain the core knowledge and baseline skills required to pursue an in-demand IT security career.  Apply online!

PROPELS Public Information Session


Join NSWC Crane, The Mill, and Dioltas to learn more about the PROPELS Accelerator. The PROPELS Accelerator is a rare opportunity for entrepreneurs and companies to commercialize to patented technology developed by Navy scientists. Participants will spend six weeks working intensively with Crane and entrepreneurial experts to develop a commercialization plan to turn naval tech into a new product or platform. This informational session will explain the opportunity, the process, and what to expect. Virtual session—all are welcome! No previous experience working with military contracts is necessary. Time TBD, check Eventbrite link!

Crane Tech Expo for the PROPELS Accelerator

The Mill 642 North Madison Street, Bloomington, IN, United States

Looking for your big break in business? Join NSWC Crane, The Mill, and Dioltas in downtown Bloomington for the Crane Tech Expo! Naval scientists and innovators will reveal world-class, patented tech they've developed for the Navy. They'll explain how the Navy is currently using it, and then they'll provide examples of how the tech could be commercialized into a public product or platform as part of the PROPELS Accelerator Program.

Applications open for Code/IT Academy

Are you looking for a new career in an in-demand field, with higher wages, and growth potential? Code/IT Academy is a free upskilling program for new economy jobs in web development. Take a step toward a brighter future! There’s no cost and no risk. Invest just 10 weeks in Code/IT’s free training to start making a life change. The summer 2022 program will focus on web development. No previous experience in web development or coding is needed!