Purdue Research Foundation is charged with protecting and commercializing Purdue intellectual property. The Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) leads this ecosystem as a team driven by the persistent pursuit of translating ideas to impact. Science advances, markets change, business demands more and OTC adapts to meet new challenges, again, and again, and again.
Purdue Research Foundation's Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the U.S.
OTC's Business Development Managers and Licensing Analysts find the best fit between technology and licensee to solve specific business challenges, unlock new markets with disruptive platform technologies, or expand the human impact of Purdue technologies already seen in 100+ countries.
ACCESS IP AND TALENT
The Fusion Point Consortium offers corporations access to leading edge technologies, innovations and a cadre of technical and marketing students to support the development and commercialization of new products derived from existing Intellectual Property developed at Purdue University. Participants gain access to Purdue IP in the consortium in a specified field of interest as well as one Capstone (Senior Design) project with a marketing intern or two Capstone projects and two marketing interns respectively.
Purdue University has long been known as a world-class institution and a generator of world-changing innovation. In 2013, Purdue Research Foundation led a charge to amplify the impact of the intellectual property being developed on campus. PRF launched the Purdue Foundry – a hub for practical entrepreneurial support in starting companies that carry the ideas and innovations of Purdue faculty and students out of their labs, beyond academia and across the globe.
FUNDING AND INVESTMENT
From Ag-Celerator to Trask Innovation Fund, pitch events and more, Purdue Research Foundation operates and facilitates access to a variety of Purdue-affiliated, public, and private funding and investment options aimed at accelerating the development and commercialization of high-impact technologies. Indiana's vibrant tech startup community has the talent to compete with both coasts and Discovery Park District is the perfect fit for growing companies find the space, resources, and technologies to turn small steps into giant leaps.
Purdue Research Foundation has executed a neutral host services agreement for the installation of fiber within Discovery Park District with Tilson, a telecommunications infrastructure company. This platform includes an edge data center located at the Convergence Center and fiber connectivity from the edge data center to each private tenant or user space, including every apartment, single-family residence, commercial office suite, commercial and research facility, and retail and public spaces.
The neutral host platform provides an at-scale, real-world environment for the development of new services and technologies that is a component of the Lab-to-Life Innovation Platform helping to advance Purdue University’s leading research activities in the telecommunications space.