Fostering opportunities for advancement and invention.

About The Initiative

Our region is home to the largest concentration of orthopedic medical device companies in the world, and we believe breakthroughs are still out there. We have a patent rating 15 times more than the rest of the U.S. and five times more than the rest of Indiana. We work with academic and industry partners to meet future needs in the industry through strategic planning and create supportive networks for startups.


Building relationships with industry and academic partners as well as entrepreneurs to advance the industry as a whole and patient treatments through innovation.

We accomplish this through:

  • Continued engagement with our state universities’ researchers on multiple projects

  • The launch of AcceLINX, a musculoskeletal business accelerator, in 2016. To learn more, click here.


Our initiatives and projects are driven by our research to provide outcomes that help advance orthopedics and meet the needs of stakeholders in our community.
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