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April 26, 2016  

Purdue entrepreneurial guide available as free iBook download

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Innovators, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in commercializing an innovation, can now access the Purdue Research Foundation Innovations, Commercialization and Startup Guide as an iBook on their Mac, iPad or iPhone devices.

The 36-page online publication, which provides information on how to protect and commercialize an invention, can be downloaded for free through the iTunes iBook store. The iBook features an easy to use interface that includes newly added video features, that can be accessed anywhere, at any time, with the simple touch of a button.

Greg Deason, senior vice president and director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Burton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship said the startup guide is a great resource for not only Purdue entrepreneurs but for anyone interested in commercializing an innovation. 

"Although the startup guide is geared toward Purdue innovators and entrepreneurs, the high-level overview of the commercialization process would be applicable to many different institutions and individuals around the world," he said. "Many people have an idea but don't know where to start to protect and commercialize it, so it may never materialize. Having this information and guide available to entrepreneurs and innovators through an iBook allows for easier access to information, better decision making and helps to move innovations to market."

The guide is a collaboration among the Purdue Research Foundation, Purdue Foundry and Office of Technology Commercialization. It provides expert advice in a number of patenting and commercialization areas including filing disclosures, licensing options, setting up a company, developing business plans, obtaining grants and securing tax credits.

The Purdue Startup Class of 2015 and the Purdue Startup Class of 2014 booklets, showcasing companies whose primary technology is based on a licensed Purdue innovation from that fiscal year, are also available as free iBooks.

About Purdue Research Foundation

The Purdue Research Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation created to advance the mission of Purdue University. Established in 1930, the foundation accepts gifts; administers trusts; funds scholarships and grants; and acquires property on behalf of Purdue. The Foundation manages the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization, which operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the United States.

About Purdue Foundry

Purdue Foundry is an entrepreneurship and commercialization hub in Discovery Park's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. The foundry collaborates with longstanding activities already taking place in the center with a goal to increase the growing demand from Purdue innovators who have an interest in forming a startup or licensing their discoveries.

About Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization

The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the U.S. Services provided by this office support the economic development initiatives of Purdue University and benefit the university's academic activities. The office is managed by the Purdue Research Foundation, which received the 2014 Incubator Network of the Year from the National Business Incubation Association for its work in entrepreneurship. For more information about funding and investment opportunities in startups based on a Purdue innovation, contact the Purdue Foundry at For more information on licensing a Purdue innovation, contact the Office of Technology Commercialization at

Purdue Research Foundation contact: Hillary Henry, 765-588-3586, 

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