Later today, a sign of Indiana innovation officially comes online. The $15.6 million Battery Innovation Center (BIC), launched by Energy Systems Network (ESN) in 2012, is complete and open for business at WestGate@Crane Technology Park adjacent to Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane.
A dozen corporate members will soon begin battery research and development projects at the BIC, including: AeroVironment, Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), EaglePicher, Eaton Corporation, Ivy Tech Community College, MEGTEC, Penn State University, Purdue University, Renewz, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Stimulus Engineering and Technical Services Corporation (TSC).
The world-class facility, its capabilities and member companies will be highlighted in a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and Congressman Larry Bucshon (8th District). The WestGate Academy event in Odon takes place at 11 a.m.
The Indiana Chamber's Matt Ottinger updated BizVoice magazine readers recently on the impact of Crane, with a full-page sidebar on the BIC. Read what Charles LaSota, BIC president and former Navy captain and Crane commander, has to say about the facility.