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(as of June 2009)
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Today’s cutting-edge research has become increasingly interdisciplinary, calling on the insights of many researchers.  Faculty and students from every discipline, along with collaborators from beyond Purdue University, come together in Discovery Park to solve society’s grand challenges.

Discovery Park is a hub of interdisciplinary activity on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus.  It is designed to be a dynamic entity capable of adjusting to the changing landscape of issues and challenges by providing unique facilities, cutting-edge equipment, and shared spaces for collaborative projects in: life and health sciences; energy; climate change; environment; information technology; defense; space; STEM learning (science, technology, engineering and mathematics); and other areas.  Discovery Park speeds new inventions and accelerates technology commercialization to create high-tech industry locally and globally.

Discovery Park Core Centers

  • Bindley Bioscience Center
  • Birck Nanotechnology Center
  • Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Discovery Learning Research Center
  • Global Sustainability Initiative
    • Energy Center
    • Center for the Environment
    • Purdue Climate Change Research Center
  • Advanced Computational Center for Engineering and Sciences
    • Cyber Center
    • Computing Research Institute
    • Rosen Center for Advanced Computing (ITaP)
  • Oncological Sciences Center
  • Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering

In addition, Discovery Park hosts a large portfolio of projects and project centers that are often shared among several core centers.

  • Initiated:  2001 as a sponsored program; is now an integral part of Purdue through the Office of the Vice President for Research.
  • Location:  Discovery Park is developed on 40 acres bounded by State Street on the north, Nimitz Drive on the south, Airport Road on the west, and South Martin Jischke Drive on the east.  Its location also fosters collaboration with researchers in the nearby Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering and the Wayne T. and Mary T. Hockmeyer Hall. 
  • Space Added to Date:
    • Laboratory:  114,000 square feet
    • Office Space:  71,000 square feet
  • Equipment Added to Date: $27 million
  • Facilities:
    • Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship; opened 2004
    • Birck Nanotechnology Center; opened 2005
    • Bindley Bioscience Center; opened 2005
    • Gerald D. and Edna E. Mann Hall; opened 2007
    • Discovery Learning Research Center; opened 2009
  • Unique Features:  The facilities are shared.  Faculty members do not “own” space.  Highly collaborative, interdisciplinary projects are connected throughout Purdue and to Purdue Research Parks.  Technology commercialization is facilitated through the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship and the university’s strong partnership with the Purdue Research Park.  Discovery Park also provides space for Purdue’s Alfred Mann Institute for Biomedical Development.
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    Contact Discovery Park at discoverypark@purdue.edu or visit the web site at http://www.purdue.edu/dp .

    Source: Discovery Park Administration