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

Currently, DP has eleven interdependent core centers: Bindley Bioscience Center, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Center for the Environment, Cyber Center,
Discovery Learning Center, e-Enterprise Center, Energy Center, Oncological Sciences Center, and Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering.

In addition, DP has the following project-based centers and programs:

  • Discovery Lecture Series, Advanced Manufacturing Summit, Hydrogen and Bioenergy Symposiums
  • Life Sciences Business Plan Competition, Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition, Games-to-teach Competition, Elevator Pitch Competition
  • Undergraduate opportunities: Discover Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program, Interns for Indiana Program, Undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Center for Authentic Science Practice in Education
  • Technology Commercialization Laboratory
  • National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • NSF Network for Computational Nanotechnology
  • Cancer Care Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Technology and Education
  • NCI Clinical Proteomics Technology Assessment Center
  • Cancer Research Clinical Partnership
  • Purdue Climate Change Research Center
  • Center for Catalyst Design
  • Center for Coal Technology Research
  • Center for Analytical Instrumentation Development
  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • Kauffman Campus Initiative
  • Center for Research in Energy Systems and Policy
  • Center for Prediction of Reiability, Intergirty and Survivability of Microsystems
  • Indiana companies to Watch Program Partner
  • P-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Programs
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy
  • NEXTRANS: Region 5 U.S. Department of Transportation Center
  • Purdue Homeland Security Institute
  • Purdue Lifecycle Management
  • Purdue University Regional Visualization and Analytics Center

The Purdue University Alfred Mann Institute for Biomedical Development will be located at Discovery Park.

To date, Discovery Park 's economic impact includes:

  • 24 new companies seeded and/or assisted
  • 166 jobs created by these 24 companies
  • 144 licenses and options taken on intellectual property created within DP
  • 192 jobs created within Discovery Park
  • $115+ million for construction of facilities
  • $296.1 million in externally sponsored research as of June 30, 2008
  • 100+ companies are engaged with Discovery Park Centers
  • 369 students provided 146,500 hours of work to 133 Indiana start-up companies as part of the Interns for Indiana program.
  • 3,200 faculty and students involved in entrepreneurial education and activities
  • Seven strategic global partnerships

Discovery Park is educating tomorrow's leaders - hiring and retaining the brightest minds in the state of Indiana.  Discovery Park speeds new inventions and accelerates technology commercialization to create high-tech industry locally and globally.

Discovery Park delivers Purdue discoveries to meet global challenges.

Contact Discovery Park at discoverypark@purdue.edu or visit the web site at http://www.purdue.edu/dp .

Source: Discovery Park Administration


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