About Purdue Research Foundation
Since 1930, nonprofit Purdue Research Foundation has played an important role in helping Purdue become a world-class university. As we gathered feedback from our client companies and gained additional confidence from our faculty-entrepreneurs, we watched our technology transfer, business development and incubation programming garner Purdue numerous honors and awards.
On behalf of Purdue, the foundation: 1) manages gifts, bequests and endowments; 2) makes funding available to faculty, staff and students to aid in scientific investigation, research or educational studies; 3) acquires, constructs and improves Purdue’s facilities, grounds and equipment; and 4) manages intellectual property developed at Purdue. To view our current and past annual reports, visit the links below.
Contributions to Purdue, through the foundation, result in scholarships, graduate fellowships, faculty grants and equipment cost-sharing grants. The foundation owns and manages the nationally-acclaimed Purdue Research Park and several satellite technology incubators. The foundation also acquires real estate for the expansion of the university’s main campus in West Lafayette as well as its regional campuses and agricultural centers.
In addition, the 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.
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