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Entrepreneurship & Economic Development

Purdue provides numerous resources and opportunities to support both entrepreneurship and economic development both on campus and in the state of Indiana. Among the various resources are Purdue, one of the most important is the investment made in human capital. Purdue is home to some of the best and brightest researchers, entrepreneurs, and advisors one could hope to come across.

Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship

The Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship fosters and stimulates the understanding and application of entrepreneurship with faculty and students across the Purdue University campus and with stakeholders throughout Indiana and the world.

The Foundry

The Purdue Foundry exists to help Purdue students, faculty, and local alumni move ideas to the marketplace more quickly. It is a place to transform innovators into entrepreneurs by providing advice on entity formation, ideation, market analysis and business model development. We are focused on helping individuals at Purdue who have business or product ideas and want to turn them into a company. The process and passion for the success of each company is driven by the entrepreneur and the Foundry provides support, education, and additional tools to help each client reach success.

The Anvil

The Anvil is a student-run co-working space at Purdue University. Started in 2013, it operates as a cornerstone of entrepreneurship in West Lafayette. Located across from the Purdue Memorial Union, we’re a centralized place open 24/7 for student and community members to collaborate and work on awesome projects and businesses.

Purdue Research Park Aerospace District

Purdue Research Park Aerospace District is situated on the southwest corner of the internationally recognized Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The 980-acre aerospace district, under development by the Purdue Research Foundation, is a flagship for public and private aerospace research and development to advance aviation and aeronautics innovations.

Office of Technology Commercialization

Purdue Research Foundation’s Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) 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’s intellectual property is an asset we strive hard to protect, market and license. We work hand-in-hand with Purdue faculty-, staff- and student-entrepreneurs to provide the resources needed to better understand Purdue policies related to intellectual property and the processes whereby this intellectual property (patents, copyright, trademarks, and tangible research property) can become an actual product or service. To ensure the long-term success of the innovations, we take the process one step further – at times – and help our inventors form startup companies complete with investor support and qualified management teams.

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