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Purdue's Office of Industry Partnerships on a Roll

April 2021 — Purdue continues to blaze a path for business and corporations through its Office of Industry Partnerships. Nathan Utz has more on how it is bringing more than $100 million a year into the Indiana economy.

Purdue alumnus named general manager for Saab’s aerospace site in Discovery Park District

May 2020 — Indiana native Robert Ulibarrí has been named Saab’s general manager for its aerospace facility in Discovery Park District, where he will lead the advanced manufacturing and production for aerospace systems. The $37 million facility brings in a new era for Syracuse, New York-based Saab as it advances its U.S.-based advanced manufacturing and innovation through a research partnership with Purdue University’s world-leading aerospace engineering program. 

Purdue renews, expands Sandia National Laboratories partnership

April 2020 — Purdue University and Sandia National Laboratories have signed a memorandum of understanding to renew and expand the strategic partnership that began in 2015. 

Rolls-Royce launches new electronics manufacturing capability at Purdue to support U.S. defense engines

March 2020 — Rolls-Royce has created a new engine controls capability near the campus of Purdue University to support its U.S. defense business, including the F130 engine competing for the U.S. Air Force B-52 program.

Medical device company moves into Carr Workplaces at the Convergence Center in Purdue’s Discovery Park District

March 2020 — Zorion Medical Inc., an innovative medical device company developing fully absorbable implants for use in treating peripheral vascular disease, coronary artery disease, orthopedics and other surgical applications, is opening a project development center with Carr Workplaces adjacent to the Purdue University campus in the Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration. 

Animal health care receives boost through Elanco, Purdue strategic alliance

February 2020 — Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN) today (Feb. 4) announced a five-year collaborative research agreement with Purdue University and Purdue Research Foundation with a goal to collaborate and train talent as they seek solutions to some of the greatest challenges in animal health. 

Saab’s global defense and security company lands in Indiana, to open site near Purdue University

May 2019 — Global defense and security company Saab announced plans Wednesday (May 8) to locate a new U.S. manufacturing operation in Indiana. The facility, located at Discovery Park District Aerospace on the west side of  the Purdue University campus, will support production of the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation T-X jet trainer and create up to 300 new jobs, with hiring starting in 2020.

Cybersecurity workforce education and training is focus of new Purdue, Cyberbit partnership

April 2019 — Pilots have flight simulators, soldiers have firing ranges, and now cybersecurity professionals have an opportunity to test their own skills in a cyber range — a hyper-realistic, immersive simulated environment with the support of Purdue University’s world-leading cybersecurity faculty and professionals. 

Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership teams with city of South Bend to train companies to implement Lean principles

February 2019 — Workers from multiple South Bend manufacturing companies recently completed Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s (MEP) Team Member Lean Certificate Training and Lean Practitioner Implementation Certificate programs.

Infosys, Purdue University build strategic alliance for technology innovation and US workforce development

August 2017 — Purdue University is entering into a five-year agreement with Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services. 

Purdue and Ford Motor Co. form research and development alliance, expanding on past research collaborations

May 2017 — Ford Motor Co. and Purdue University have inaugurated a research and development alliance designed to develop a wide array of technologies for automobiles, and more broadly for mobility solutions and transportation services.