Fort Wayne’s Northeast Indiana Innovation Center receives international tech incubator awards
Doug LeDuc, FortWayneBusiness.com
The International Business Innovation Association honored the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center in Fort Wayne with two awards late last month during a fireside chat at its International Conference on Business Incubation.
The NIIC received the Dinah Adkins Award, which is one of the association’s two top honors. It also received the Entrepreneur Center of the Year 2020: Mixed Use Award.
“It is an honor for the NIIC, our clients, partners, funders, and our team to be recognized by our peers,” Karl LaPan, the center’s president and CEO, said in an announcement.
“Our clients at the NIIC have created economic and community impact and contributed greatly to our mission of higher-quality, higher-paying jobs and companies,” he said.
The Adkins award recognizes centers for excellence in the tradition of business incubation pioneer Dinah Adkins, who led the Ohio University Incubation Center and was a founding member of the association, which she led from 1988 to 2009.
The Entrepreneur Center of the Year 2020: Mixed Use Award goes to centers without a specific industry niche that serve a broad range of companies.