Innovate resources to help you protect and commercialize

Protect

Purdue Startup Guide — Handbook provides basic knowledge about protecting and moving innovation to the public through patenting, licensing, and startup creation and provides hyperlinks for more comprehensive information.

Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) — OTC can help you evaluate your idea and determine a strategy to protect your intellectual property as well as to determine commercialization pathways related to licensing your idea to an existing company or the creation of a startup company.

Purdue Research Foundation — The foundation can help you protect and commercialize Purdue innovations through numerous programs and initiatives. Its technology transfer activities include the Purdue Foundry, Office of Technology Commercialization and the Purdue Research Park network.

Deliberate Innovation for Faculty (DIFF) — A faculty-led program to provide guidance for Purdue innovators, entrepreneurs who have an interest in translating their inventions to the public through commercialization, collaboration or entrepreneurship.

Commercialize

Purdue Foundry — The Purdue Foundry tools and programs also enable innovators to develop and execute commercialization strategies leading to technology adoption and impact. Ideation and customer discovery activities are aimed at helping you determine a commercialization pathway that may lead to grant opportunities, licensing your technology and starting a company.

Office of Technology Commercialization — OTC can help you evaluate your idea and determine a strategy to protect your intellectual property as well as to determine commercialization pathways related to licensing your idea to an existing company or the creation of a startup company.

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans with Disabilities — The Boot Camp offers cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management at no cost to post-9/11 U.S. soldiers, sailors, aviators and marines with disabilities that have resulted from their service to our country.

Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) — The IEDC offers programs enacted by the Indiana General Assembly to support entrepreneurial activities through tax credits, workforce training grants, public infrastructure assistance and other initiatives.

Bechtel Innovation Design Center  — Bechtel Innovation Design Center is aimed to become a “magnet” where Purdue University students, staff and faculty can move their ideas and innovations to real-world products and impact. Innovators can use the facility to advance conceptual designs, execute capstone projects, build prototypes and conduct product testing as well as further develop softer business and life skills such as team building across multiple disciplines and acquire leadership acumen.

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