Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest

We contribute to economic and community development throughout the region as the champion of innovation in Northwest Indiana.

Dwayne Walker at 2019 Society of Innovators.

Society of Innovators 2020 Innovators Awards Celebration

The Society of Innovators at PNW is proud to celebrate the 2020 winners of its Innovators Awards.

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Join the Society of Innovators to receive exclusive benefits—and support robust regional economic development that drives a culture of innovation in Northwest Indiana.

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Champions of Innovation

Innovation is central to advancement and improving the economy and the quality of life in Northwest Indiana. The Society of Innovators has helped the region realize that innovation occurs here and that anyone can be an innovator.



From online workshops to in-person networking events and skills development, the Society of Innovators offers programming that connects you with the people, tools and resources that drive growth.



Updates from the Society of Innovators and stories of Northwest Indiana innovation.


Help catalyze Northwest Indiana’s innovation community and reach our region’s talented problem solvers

News and Announcements

Mekisha Neal joins the Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest

Mekisha Neal, M.ED is the new assistant director of the Leadership Institute at Purdue University Northwest.

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Youth Entrepreneurs Making Their Mark on Indiana: Innovate WithIN Regional Winners Announced

Innovate WithIN™, a statewide high school pitch competition is highlighting the youngest innovators around the state.

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The Society of Innovators at PNW Offers Entrepreneurship Training

The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest has partnered with Samuel Love, a social and civic practice artist, and South Shore Arts to offer entrepreneurship training for Northwest Indiana artists through the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) On-Ramp program.