Entrepreneurship and Commercialization

Faculty, staff and students across all Purdue campuses are actively engaged in entrepreneurship and commercialization, and innovations from Purdue are helping people in more than 100 countries.

Record $403 Million in Research Funding

Group working on prototypes

Another record year

Purdue University exceeded its own record-breaking startup and commercialization activities for the third consecutive year.

For fiscal year 2016, Purdue posted technology transfer increases across all categories highlighted by 27 startups originating from Purdue-licensed intellectual property. Purdue had 24 startups in fiscal year 2014 and 25 startups in fiscal year 2015. The university also had 12 startups based on "know-how" innovations for this fiscal year.

“These steady and deliberate increases represent a purposeful desire of our outstanding faculty, staff and students to move innovations to the public through a strong entrepreneurial system to support these endeavors,” says Dan Hasler, president of the Purdue Research Foundation.

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