Purdue - WHIN

Purdue University has partnered with WHIN to fuel prosperity in Wabash Heartland

By engaging with individual learners and leveraging learning organizations across the counties, we expect to be both effective and efficient. Our goal is to support the development of smart people, smart processes (including business), and smart technologies in these companies. Watch a walkthrough of the Purdue-WHIN portal.


Education Portal

We elevate the productivity of the regional workforce by helping employees learn about the innovative techniques that can be applied to their current work.

Workshops, courses, education apps, and conferences deliver new knowledge and skills to workers throughout the WHIN region.

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Supply Chain Tool

With our understanding of the current network of suppliers and manufacturers in the region, we will improve efficiency in the supply chain by sharing our development of a practical, digital supply chain network model that companies can view and interrogate in real time.

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Purdue Manufacturing Gateway

The Gateway is here to better connect Indiana Companies to the talents and resources of Purdue University. This is your “front door” to Purdue for manufacturing assistance.

Visit the Gateway and see how easy it is to get connected to us!

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Digital agriculture

We advance the adaptation of digital agricultural innovations using a multipronged approach, including developing IoT intelligent manufacturing testbeds, developing and deploying digital agriculture curriculum, providing "Career Ready" certificates in digital agriculture to undergraduate and graduate-level students, engaging regional producers and agricultural businesses, and using IoT to test production.

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Sensor Development and implementation

The Birck Nanotechnology Center develops and implements sensor technology that extends regional connections and advances the development of the Wabash Heartland into a smart region.

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next generation Manufacturing

We are developing IoT intelligent manufacturing testbeds to facilitate the development of next-generation manufacturing in the region. Our work will enable real-time analytics of manufacturing processes and delivery systems that allow us to discover opportunities to increase productivity. In the intelligent manufacturing testbed we will showcase the digital transformation of the manufacturing enterprise, specifically the technologies, methods, and information behind the concept of the Digital Twin.

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Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD)

The mission of the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) is to pioneer new ideas and strategies that contribute to regional collaboration, innovation and prosperity. Founded in 2005, the Center partners with public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations to identify and enhance the key drivers of innovation in regions across Indiana, the U.S. and beyond.

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Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN)

The Wabash Heartland Innovation Network is a consortium of 10 counties in north-central Indiana devoted to working together to fuel prosperity by harnessing the power of Internet-enabled sensors to develop our region into a global epicenter of digital agricultural and next-generation manufacturing.

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