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May 2, 2019

Destination 2169: Innovations for the next 150 years ready for licensing to be highlighted at Purdue Technology Showcase

innovation showcase Innovations for the next 150 years that are ready for licensing will be highlighted May 16 at the Purdue Technology Showcase. (Purdue Research Foundation photo/Oren Darling) Download image

Drones, cancer treatments, herbicides among leading-edge technologies on display 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Imagine it’s the year 2169. What does the world look like – and how has technology changed the everyday lives of people?

“Innovations for the Next 150 Years” will be the theme for the 2019 Purdue Technology Showcase on May 16. Purdue University and NSWC Crane researchers will exhibit their innovative advancements in materials and manufacturing, technology, agriculture and life sciences from noon to 5 p.m. before a crowd of investors, international corporate executives and entrepreneurs at the Herman and Heddy Kurz Purdue Technology Center, 1281 Win Hentschel Blvd.

The goal is to help move pioneering developments to the marketplace as quickly as possible. Each innovator will have about five minutes to present their discoveries during the fast-paced event. All of the technologies being presented are available for licensing through the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization.

“Purdue has been marking 150 Years of Giant Leaps over this past year,” said Brooke Beier, vice president of OTC. “This one-stop showcase continues to share the great stories of researchers and their technologies as we look to the next 150 years of commercialization, licensing and startups.”

Members of the research, business and entrepreneurial community can RSVP online for the showcase. Questions may be directed to showcase@prf.org.

Here is a complete list of the compelling innovations being highlighted at the showcase and the time of the presentations:

1-1:45 p.m. – Materials & Manufacturing Presentations
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Shadow-free UV-Light Based Self-Disinfecting Surfaces.
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PTEO – Transparent Conducting Polymers.
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Automated Machine Learning for Shape Deviation Modeling in Additive Manufacturing Systems.
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Adhesion Improvement via Laser Nanostructuring.
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Hybrid Nanomanufacturing of Semiconductor Nanostructures on Printed Liquid Material for Stretchable, Wearable Devices.

2-2:45 p.m. – Technology Presentations
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Remote Video Analysis for Real-time Crack Detection.
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Exploiting Photoluminescence Emission of Solar Cells for Optical Communications.
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Mini Automation Control.
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Axially-offset Differential Interference Contrast (ADIC) Microscopy for Quantitative Phase Contrast Imaging (QPI) with Wavefront Shaping Method.
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Power Generation System for UAV Accessories.
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Displacement Control Hydrostatic Propulsion System of Multi-Rotor VTOL Aircraft.

3-3:45 p.m. – Agriculture Presentations
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Layer-wise Agglomerated Urea Granules.
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Hog Cooling Panel.
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Prediction of Swelling and Pasting Behavior of Starch Suspensions.
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DNA-Guided Gene Editing Tools.
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A New Herbicide and Non-GMO Crops Resistant to this Herbicide.

4-4:45 p.m. – Life Sciences Presentations
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Cable-Driven Body Weight Support for Gait Rehabilitation.
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Omniphobic Smart Bandages.
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Dual Kinase/Demethylase Inhibitors of Proliferative Diseases.
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Antibacterial Agents Against Methicilin and Vancomycin-Resistant Bacteria.
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Therapeutics for Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
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Protein-Based Adhesives. 

About Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization           

The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the U.S. Services provided by this office support the economic development initiatives of Purdue University and benefit the university's academic activities. The office is managed by the Purdue Research Foundation, which received the 2016 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Award for Innovation from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. For more information about funding and investment opportunities in startups based on a Purdue innovation, contact the Purdue Foundry at foundry@prf.org. For more information on licensing a Purdue innovation, contact the Office of Technology Commercialization at otcip@prf.org. The Purdue Research Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation created to advance the mission of Purdue University.     

Writer: Chris Adam, 765-588-3341, cladam@prf.org 

Source:
Brooke Beier, 765-588-3464, blbeir@prf.org


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