The Northeast Indiana Innovation Center is a place of inspiration. Our 55-acre campus and 74,400 sq. ft. facilities serve as an entrepreneurial ecosystem, home to innovators, emerging businesses and high-performance companies.
We nurture the needs of entrepreneurs, and our facility reflects that. The NIIC is an entrepreneurial community, an inspired workplace and a dedicated service, ensuring your team and your guests have a memorable experience.
Our services are comprehensive. We are a hub of innovation and a think tank for new ideas. We foster personal and organizational creativity and welcome homegrown ideas, individuals and businesses.
Our campus stands at the center of The Knowledge Triangle—excellence in education, research and commercialization - adjacent to Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana University Fort Wayne, and Ivy Tech North Community College.
The NIIC is located in northeast Fort Wayne, Indiana’s second largest city. Our campus is conveniently near I-69 and major commercial corridors. We are only seven minutes from downtown and 25 minutes from Fort Wayne International Airport.
The NIIC is a designated "Opportunity Zone" with associated federal and state benefits for business-builders.
The NIIC is ISO 9001:2015 registered. As far as we know, we’re the only business incubation and acceleration center in the U.S. to earn this designation.
What does that mean for you? We know about quality standards, continuous improvement, and work with you for consistent, valuable experiences.
With more than 20 years of proven success and entrepreneurial expertise, The NIIC has become a destination for business ideas, growth-oriented businesses and talented business-builders. Simply put, The NIIC is one of the top entrepreneurial resource centers in the country.
At the core of our original facility is a high tech, high-energy central hub where visitors and up to 50 resident companies come to connect, collaborate and enjoy the company of other innovators.
It's much more than commercial real estate. The NIIC's business-building offerings are extensive, ranging from dedicated business concierges, to shared conference rooms and business resources, to experiential learning and training programs.
Our north wing is designed for companies focused on innovations in healthcare and the biosciences. It's home to our Connected Health IoT Lab programs and events. Available spaces include wet and dry research labs with university-grade fume hoods. A shared biomedical equipment room includes autoclave, -80 freezer, bottle washer, and other specialized gear.
The east wing is well equipped for new and growing tech companies. This wing includes our EMB Gaming and Experience Lab for virtual/augmented reality development. Many resident clients participate in the programs of our Connected Health IoT Lab. Security and IT infrastructure has been designed with tech innovators in mind.
With over 34,000 sq. ft. of space, the Emerging Growth Center serves as an expansion area for second-stage companies. Its large accommodations are flexibly designed for businesses in need of more than 2,000 sq. ft. of dedicated space.
The Emerging Growth Center is the destination for companies that want to establish their own image and identity while taking advantage of The NIIC’s amenities, infrastructure, and positive brand association.
It also features an impressive common area with 6 conference rooms and a lounge area.
You don’t have to be a resident of NIIC to take advantage of our expansive services and resources. Our conference center features eight conference rooms, all unique in functionality and available to the public for reservation.
To learn more about the campus and facilities at The NIIC, contact us.
Are you seeking a home base for your business to get back on track or to take it to the next level? Our office space is especially friendly to micro-entrepreneurs. Take a virtual tour of our business space offerings now!