Purdue, IU and Taiwan technologies to be showcased in Fort Wayne entrepreneurship summit
September 27, 2011
Microfiber technology that converts waste heat to electricity will be one of 16 technologies highlighted at a showcase in Fort Wayne. (Purdue Research Foundation photo)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.; BLOOMINGTON, Ind.; and FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Technologies developed at Purdue University, Indiana University and leading research institutions in Taiwan will be previewed Sept. 29 for business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors at the 2011 Indiana-Taiwan Technology Showcase & Entrepreneurship Summit in Fort Wayne.
Officials will present 16 commercially viable technologies that offer cutting-edge innovations for development and, ultimately, use by the public. Among them are a device that can convert waste heat into electricity and serve as a portable power source, and a technology that enables a computer to imitate how humans perceive 3D objects.
Other technologies to be highlighted include:
NSWC Crane officials will present a portfolio of 17 additional technologies developed for military applications and available for commercialization. Purdue Research Foundation officials will present six additional technologies; Taiwan Research Partners will present five.
The 2011 Indiana-Taiwan Technology Showcase & Entrepreneur Summit will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST at the Walb Student Union Ballroom, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne. It is free to business and community leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and technology specialists. An RSVP is requested, and seating is limited; contact Sean Ryan at 260-399-1662, email@example.com
Purdue Research Foundation is planning a workshop in the Kokomo area for local entrepreneurs later this fall.
Event sponsors include Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, Indiana-Michigan Power, Northern Indiana Public Service Co., and the Chicago-based Taipei Economic and Cultural Office.
Technology presenters include partner institutions in Taiwan, Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., Purdue Research Foundation and NSWC Crane.