Discovery Park Facilities Overview
Discovery Park sits on 40 acres on the southwest edge of campus, near the Purdue University Airport. Our location fosters collaboration with researchers in the nearby Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering, Ray W. Herrick Laboratories and the Wayne T. and Mary T. Hockmeyer Hall. The affiliated Discovery Park Partners Facility, about a quarter-mile west of campus, provides office and co-working space to support early-stage startups.
Discovery Park facilities attract researchers and students from all 11 West Lafayette colleges and schools, Purdue’s regional campuses, Purdue Research Park locations throughout Indiana, Indiana University and the Indiana University School of Medicine. We are also working on projects with countries such as Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Laos, Morocco, Nigeria, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Korea, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
The unique interdisciplinary facilities, cutting-edge equipment and shared spaces of Discovery Park encourage collaborative projects in life and health sciences; drug discovery and development; energy, climate change, water, the environment and food security; information technology, homeland security, and simulation and modeling new materials; nanotechnology, bionanotechnology and nanomedicine; science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning; and other areas.
The Lilly Endowment provided generous initial funding for the centers and programs in Discovery Park, recognizing the potential of Purdue’s commitment to advancing its interdisciplinary research and translational capabilities to a new level of excellence and impact.