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Purdue Innovates

Where Boilermaker Innovations and Startups are Forged

A conduit to technology commercialization, intellectual property protection and licensing, and enterprise creation.


Translating ideas into impact begins in the Office of Technology Commercialization, where Purdue innovators can file disclosures and potential licensees can browse our world-class intellectual property portfolio.

startup CREATION

Whether validating and de-risking an idea in the Incubator or finding early-stage support in the Startup Foundry, Purdue Innovates is the entrepreneurial front door for faculty, students, alumni, and investors.


# 0
In the world for
utility patents

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2022


Most innovative
University in the U.S.
5 years running

U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Startup Creation
in the Nation

IPWatchdog, 2020

Innovator Giant Leaps

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Brooke Beier

Senior Vice President of Commercialization / Purdue Innovates

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Charlie Pruitt

Corporate Counsel /
Purdue Innovates

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Sally Ross

Director of Operations /
Purdue Innovates

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Abhijit Karve

Director of Business Development and Licensing / OTC

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Ken Waite

Chief Patent Counsel and Director of Intellectual Property / OTC

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Justin Renfrow

Director / Incubator

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Tyler Mantel

Director / Startup Foundry

Purdue University innovations can be found in all 50 U.S. states and in nearly 100 countries around the world. Millions of people benefit from the cutting-edge research that takes place at Purdue. Contact us today to be a a part of world-class innovation.

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