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Digital thread graphic - steps of defense manufacturing all connected through data and processesMursix is awarded a $250,000 grant to enhance the properties of Mursix's digital thread capability for future commercial automotive, medical, and military applications. They will be supported by these other Indiana companies: Cummins, ICTT System Sciences, Intel Advise, and Purdue Polytechnic. 

"We're proud to partner with the state to demonstrate the impact of digital thread on the supply chain. This grant will allow our project team to focus on accelerating the supply chain collaboration-innovation cycle and learning development of enterprises and the state's advanced manufacturing workforce.”

-Susan Murray Carlock, Vice President of Business Development

A total of $650,000 of grant money was awarded. Other recipients include:

  • Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO) with support from Rolls-Royce and Simba Chain - $150,000
  • J&L Dimensional with support from Rolls-Royce and Purdue University - $250,000

Grant Competition

In July 2020, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and the Indiana Defense Network hosted Indiana manufacturing companies at the state's first Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM). The Indiana TIM required companies to present project proposals that address the opportunities and challenges in digital thread - a new technology framework that helps companies process and evaluate real-time data within the lifecycle of a product or system.