February 8, 2018 (Fishers, Ind.) -- One of the nation’s first public-private Internet of Things (IoT) labs, The Indiana IoT Lab – Fishers, announced today the founding organizations that will establish operations at the Lab’s dedicated office suites. The announcement marks a major milestone ahead of its grand opening on March 21.“Our economy is at a critical time where innovation must happen in the heart of Indiana’s core industries: manufacturing, agriculture, and distribution,” said Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness. “By creating a physical space to allow innovators and entrepreneurs to come together with industry leaders, Fishers will lead the way for innovation in our state and beyond.” The Indiana IoT Lab – Fishers, announced in February 2017, has garnered national attention for being on the leading edge of IoT innovation. The Lab features eight dedicated office suites to provide private spaces for IoT firms to establish operations and fifty members have signed on to use the Lab’s co-working and prototyping space. General memberships are still available along with dedicated desks and work spaces for smaller teams and individual IoT entrepreneurs. “This has been truly a collaborative effort from the public and private sectors to establish a leading IoT innovation hub,” said Indiana IoT Lab Founder and CEO John Wechsler. “Interest in the IoT Lab is high right now, and we are seeing a healthy appetite by corporate innovators for collaboration with IoT subject matter experts affiliated with the Indiana IoT Lab.” Founding dedicated suite members include: Indiana University: As a key university partner, Indiana University’s presence at the IoT Lab will provide a unique platform for its faculty, students, and alumni to connect to companies around the state to innovate the future of industry and the economy. ClearObject: At ClearObject, user-centric IoT solutions are designed to empower custom, connected, collaborative experiences… just as the IoT Lab is doing for the state. Outside Source: Outside Source designs applications for connected home brands. They help product managers launch apps & cloud integrations for their smart devices. Flexware Innovation: Our mission is to accelerate innovation within manufacturing and our community by harnessing #IoT and the collaboration of The Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers. Rook Security: Rook Security protects organizations from the constantly evolving threat of cyberattack in this new age of hyper-connectivity. ShopperKraft: ShopperKraft’s Dezign VR/AR cloud based platform allows IoT data to be overlaid over real world objects using AR, and uses VR to better visualize IoT data within immersive VR environments. Novel Bits: Novel Bits helps companies and developers learn how to connect devices with Bluetooth Low Energy technology via training and consulting services. Volktek: Volktek products help business customers build reliable network applications for their clients and inspire them to develop new business models for the expanding market. The Indiana IoT Lab - Fishers has received broad support from the education and private sectors through sponsorship and membership commitments. Through their contributions, sponsors will provide financial, equipment, and programming support. Sponsors include: The City of Fishers, Allegion, Indiana University, Comcast, KSM Consulting, Beck's Hybrids, Foxio, Arrow Electronics, ClearObject, Mesh Systems, AT&T, Glassboard, Rook Security, Old National Bank Foundation, InGen, Iconic Digital, Developertown, Blast Media, Vai Logic, Flexware Innovation, Cage Campus, Innovatemap, Klipsch, Jasper Group Brands, Baldauf Group, Stanley Security, ocelli, Vibenomics, and Nameless Catering. “The future success of Indiana’s economy will depend on engaging Hoosiers in innovation-driven enterprises, and the Indiana IoT Lab will play a crucial role in that effort,” said Indiana University First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie. “Indiana University is pleased to be a key university partner of the Indiana IoT Lab, which provides a unique platform for our students, faculty, staff and alumni to interact with companies across the state. By providing a collaborative space for Hoosiers to pursue essential technology solutions, this facility will improve on-the-ground operations and strengthen our state’s competitive advantage across a spectrum of industries.” The public is welcome to the March 21 grand opening event. Registration to the grand opening event is requested at IndianaIoT.com. Innovators, developers, and entrepreneurs are invited to the #IoTCivicHack, April 20-21, focused on applying technology and IoT innovation for first responders. More information can be found at IndianaIoT.com. About Indiana IoT Lab – Fishers The Indiana IoT Lab – Fishers is designed to bring the emerging IoT sector together as a lab for innovation and collaboration. Entrepreneurs and businesses will have the space they need to bring key components of IoT solutions together including design thinking, cloud computing, edge technology, and software development. Through the Lab, entrepreneurs and businesses will launch the technology solutions needed to meet the world’s growing tech needs.