Trask Innovation Fund application deadline set for March 14

February 13, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Applications for the Trask Innovation Fund are being accepted through March 14 to eligible Purdue University inventors who are prepared to move their innovation to the market.

Applications must describe commercially relevant work that can be performed over a six-month period that furthers the development of a Purdue-owned technology.

The awards are competitive and must assist faculty and staff at all Purdue campuses to further the commercial potential of Purdue discoveries that have been disclosed to the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization. Information about applications is available at

The Trask Innovation Fund Advisory Council manages two rounds of funding each year. The council is composed of 12 members with representatives from the local business community, Purdue Research Foundation, Purdue University Office of the Vice President for Research and Purdue faculty. The advisory council will meet May 2 to determine this round's award recipients. Awards will be announced in June.

In this round of awards, selected projects from the Purdue College of Agriculture will have the opportunity to be awarded additional funding from Romney, Ind.-based Ag Alumni Seed Improvement Association Inc.

About the Office of Technology Commercialization

The Office of Technology Commercialization operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the United States. Services provided by this office support the economic development initiatives of Purdue University and benefit the university's academic activities.

Purdue Research Foundation contact: Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, 

Source: Elizabeth Hart-Wells, assistant vice president Office of Technology Commercialization, 765-588-3473,

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