Want to learn more about innovation or entrepreneurship?  We have plenty of resources at your disposal.  Whether you are a student, graduate student, faculty, or alumni, we can help you out.

Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program teaches students in all academic majors how to turn their innovative ideas into action. Through courses and experiential programs, students learn how to put their creativity to work in the development of products, technologies and organizations that create value in society.

Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy

The Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy is a resource support program for Purdue faculty who have entrepreneurial interests.  Whether it be starting a company or starting a new research center this program could be for you.

Purdue Foundry

The Purdue Foundry tools and programs are also enabling innovators to develop and execute commercialization strategies leading to technology adoption and impact.   Ideation and customer discovery activities aimed at helping you determine a commercialization pathway that may lead to grant opportunities, licensing your technology and starting a company.


WomenIN is an effort that will empower aspiring women throughout the entire state of Indiana by providing resources and a network to increase the future growth of women entrepreneurs by creating a supportive ecosystem. WomenIN will open up resources typically reserved for Purdue Foundry clients to all women in the state.

Foundry Grounds

Come join us every Friday morning for coffee, networking, and learning. Each Friday is dedicated to sharing entrepreneurial and innovation insights from seasoned veteran.


National Science Foundation's (NSF) Innovation Corps or I-Corps is a public-private partnership program that teaches university faculty and graduate student entrepreneurs with a targeted curriculum to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research, and provides entrepreneurship training to participants.

Entrepreneurial Ambassadors

Entrepeneurial Ambassadors are a group of faculty from a variety of Purdue departments and units who can serve as resources for faculty on entrepreneurship.

Want to learn more? Come talk to us.