16 Tech is an innovation district on the near west side of Indianapolis that is being designed to facilitate collaboration across innovators and entrepreneurs in the life sciences, technology and advanced manufacturing and engineering fields in an urban live-work-play-learn environment.
The 16 Tech Innovation District is being developed to attract the best talent to collaborate, innovate and commercialize new ideas across a spectrum of advanced industries, including life sciences, technology and advanced manufacturing and engineering.
The first anchor industry in the district is life sciences. BioCrossroads, Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) and 16 Tech Community Corporation have come together around a common mission to foster life sciences innovation and talent development. The collaboration includes engaging in STEAM education with the neighborhoods surrounding the Innovation District.