The CICP Story2018-08-13T19:15:19+00:00

THE CICP STORY

The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) was formed in 1999 and brought together the chief executives of Central Indiana’s prominent corporations, foundations and universities in a strategic and collaborative effort dedicated to the region’s continued prosperity and growth — specifically in the agbiosciences, talent, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and logistics, energy technology and technology industries.

In 2018, the book The New Localism by urban experts Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak sited CICP as ahead of its time by combining effective community leadership, data and strategy and funding to provide a winning “structure to the practice of collaboration.”

The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) was formed in 1999 and brought together the chief executives of Central Indiana’s prominent corporations, foundations and universities in a strategic and collaborative effort dedicated to the region’s continued prosperity and growth — specifically in the life sciences, advanced manufacturing and logistics and technology.

In 2018, the book The New Localism by urban experts Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak cited CICP as ahead of its time by combining effective community leadership, data and strategy and funding to provide a winning “structure to the practice of collaboration.”

We can’t find another place [like Indiana] in the United States or in Europe where all of these sectors have come together, for 20 years, and had a strategy that they have executed with focus and discipline.

— Bruce Katz | Author, The New Localism

AgriNovus started as the Indiana Food and Agriculture Innovation Initiative (IFAII)

Organized in 2013 as an outgrowth of CICP’s first initiative, BioCrossroads, the IFAII came together around two key Indiana life science competencies – “plant improvement” and “foods for health.” The IFAII was re-named and re-branded as AgriNovus Indiana in late 2014 and became CICP’s fifth strategic initiative charged with promoting and accelerating the growth of the state’s agbiosciences community.

Dairy Cows

Organized in 2013 as an outgrowth of CICP’s first initiative, BioCrossroads, the IFAII came together around two key Indiana life science competencies – “plant improvement” and “foods for health.” The IFAII was re-named and re-branded as AgriNovus Indiana in late 2014 and became CICP’s fifth strategic initiative charged with promoting and accelerating the growth of the state’s agbiosciences community.

Dairy Cows

Our CICP colleagues work together to make Indiana a leader in talent, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and logistics, and energy technology.