Hardtech Innovators Network

Igniting Indiana’s Innovation Economy

The Hardtech Innovators Network is an educational platform designed to facilitate new connections and interactions between innovators within advanced manufacturing and logistics companies and hardtech entrepreneurs to create a thriving innovation economy.

Led by Conexus Indiana, we are building a new community of hardtech innovators across the state (i.e., entrepreneurs, engineers, product developers, corporate innovators and intrapreneurs). Indiana’s advanced manufacturing and logistics (AML) industries are the largest combined sectors in the state—providing over 30% of GDP and more than 500,000 jobs—engagement with outside sources of innovation, such as entrepreneurs and startups, is vital to the health and vitality of our AML firms.

Why Convene Our Hardtech Innovators?

These events are the perfect opportunity to expand your network and gain valuable insights into Indiana’s innovation economy. If you’re in a role or department that touches innovation within manufacturing and logistics, engineering, product development or you’re a hardtech entrepreneur, join us! Get ready to dive into discussions about the latest trends in hardtech innovation and product development, share your ideas and collaborate with like-minded individuals.

Upcoming Events

Q3, 2024: AUGUST 7

The Hardtech Innovators Network @ 16 Tech

Join us on Wednesday, August 7 at 4 pm for an exciting networking event at The AMP at 16 Tech. Connect with fellow manufacturing and logistics innovators, entrepreneurs and hardtech and product development experts.

Q4, 2024: TBD

The Hardtech Innovators Network @ Terre Haute

To be announced.

Q1, 2025: TBD

The Hardtech Innovators Network @ Carmel, IN

To be announced.

Q2, 2025: TBD

The Hardtech Innovators Network @ Fort Wayne, IN

To be announced.

Get Involved

If you’re interested in getting involved, fill out the form below to let us know.

Advanced Manufacturing Council