University of Southern Indiana

Business Development

Innovation Pointe

The University facilitates quality educational, research, and technical services for people, groups, and organizations in the region. These activities support and promote individual well-being, social and cultural enrichment, economic opportunity and regional development.

Economic Development
USI is actively engaged in addressing State and regional economic development interests.  In addition to our central role in increasing the size of the regions postsecondary-educated workforce, USI's outreach programs assist area business, governmental units, social agencies, and other organizations with problem-solving, applied research, technical assistance, consulting, assessment, and internships.

Career Services and Placement
Helping to match students and alumni with professional experiences through employment or internship opportunities.

Center for Applied Research and Economic Development
The Center works with businesses and organizations throughout the region to help leverage the intellectual capabilities of the university. We match faculty, staff, and students with regional businesses and organizations to conduct research, consulting, and other applied projects.

Continuing and Professional Education
Noncredit courses for professional and workforce development and skill building, including certificates in leadership development, human resource management, project management, facility management, meeting facilitation and more.

Innovation Pointe
Innovation Pointe is a high-tech business incubator managed by the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville. As the education partner, USI offers a wide variety of services, courses, and workshops in the downtown facility.

Technology Commercialization
Supporting startups and legacy manufacturers, USI's Technology Commercialization initiative leverages University resources to develop and support new commercial ventures. From prototyping in the Applied Engineering Center to business development, and through programs such as the Eagle Innovation Accelerator and Technology Commercialization Academy, USI discovers and supports new opportunity. Our mission is making a partnership with USI a competitive advantage for firms in our region

Tri-State Industrial Safety Council (TSISC)
Through a partnership with USI Outreach and Engagement, TSISC offers the Basic Orientation Plus™ program. BOP meets most of the OSHA-mandated contractor requirements. As a result the contract employee spends less time at the council on an annual basis and more time on the job. This increases safety-training efficiency for the contract employee due to a reduction in redundant information being presented.

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