Kevin Allen | Mar. 10, 2014 | South Bend Tribune
SOUTH BEND -- A little more than five years ago, the 12-acre wedge between Angela Boulevard, South Bend Avenue and Twyckenham Drive was just a soccer field and, on certain fall Saturdays, a parking lot for tailgate parties.
Now that site is home to Innovation Park at Notre Dame, a business incubator that opened in late 2009.
The building has 30 tenants -- young companies working on products as diverse as computer software and hardware, antibiotics and energy technology as well as nonprofit ventures working to deliver a social impact. More than 100 people, including interns from the University of Notre Dame and other local colleges, work in the building.
"A lot of people think of the park as a place," executive director Dave Brenner said. "It's really more a process than it is a place."