Researcher at Birch Nanotechnology

The Indianapolis region offers a unique “Day One” testbed for innovation.

Locating in Indianpolis gives your company unique access to public leadership at the state and local level as well as innovation assets that are virtually unmatched by any other location, all within short driving distance. By coming to the Indy region, you would not just be joining the Indianapolis advanced industry economy, but also the larger innovation ecosystem created at the state's crossroads of the On-Demand Economy (ODE), Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Autonomous Vehicles, Cybersecurity, and Machine Learning. 

The region’s culture of openness and desire for continued global impact, combined with our unmatched innovation assets, allows us to be a perfectly positioned testbed for innovation - the technologies, products, and services that emerge from these megatrends. When a company moves or exands here it should consider Indiana its playground for innovation.

Indianapolis has long been a test market for companies looking to launch new products. Historically, this has been driven by the fact that our region has population diversity, socioeconomic trends, and even weather patterns that reflect the U.S. market as a whole. Indy's diversity can also be seen in the balance of industries across the region. By recognizing the broader U.S. market, our mix of population and industry makes Indianapolis the ideal location for many companies with robust innovation needs.

Research & Development and Prototyping Facilities Near Indianapolis


Indiana has a network of shared labs, facilites, and equipment that can support your company's rapid development and prototyping of products and services. These labs represent more than $1 billion in specialized facilities and equipment that can be leveraged to support your company's ability to develop, prototype, and test its technology.

Birck Nanotechnology Center

Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, West Lafaytte

This center is located 75 minutes outside of Indianapolis on the Purdue University campus. It is a 186,000 square-foot interdisciplinary research center that provides infrastructure for 160 faculty members and researchers. 

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indy's world-class automotive racing facility is home to the Indy 500, the largest, single-day sporting event in the world. The track has been a proving ground for automotive and racing technologies since its earliest days. 

Battery Innovation Center

This is a $20 million R&D and prototype manufacturing facility next to Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane Division. It focuses on innovation in the field of battery technology. 

Atterbury-Muscatatuck Urban Training Center

Located 90-minutes from Indianapolis, this facility is a 1,000+ acre site for realistic training and pre-operational testing for government, public, and private entities. 

16 Tech Innovation District

This is a planned innovation community to draw companies and talent from around the world to collaborate, innovate, and commercialize new ideas across a spectrum of advanced industries including life sciences, technology, and advanced manufacturing.