To steal a line or two from their website, the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute [IBRI] is “a leading translational research institute that advances academic and industry science through collaboration to improve patient health outcomes”.
What does that mean? To paraphrase IBRI’s Director of IT & Applications, Jacob Smith, IBRI is neither a corporate entity, nor an academic entity. “We try to bring those two worlds together,” Smith says, when I caught up with him in a recent chat. “So that the research the academic folks are doing can be taken to the next step towards commercialization.”
In other words, ensuring that research isn’t just “thought research” — it helps people.
Our talk was about IBRI’s experiences in using PaperCut’s cloud-native print management solution, PaperCut Hive.