Purdue Technology Showcase to highlight innovations from around Indiana – Purdue News Service


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Novel innovations from inventors around the state of Indiana will be on display at the 2021 Purdue Technology Showcase. This year’s theme is “State of Innovation.”

The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization is hosting the annual showcase, being held virtually this year Feb. 10-11. Registration by Feb. 9 is required to receive the link for joining the showcase.

 The showcase will feature novel innovations from inventors at Purdue University, Crane Naval Base, Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame. Startup companies working with the Purdue Foundry also will be featured at the showcase.

“This year we decided to include technologies from our peer in-state institutions alongside Purdue to shine a light on the exciting innovation occurring across the state of Indiana,” said Brooke Beier, vice president of OTC. “The virtual showcase will reach audiences around the world and will connect commercialization partners with incredible innovators and technologies.”

Each presenter will have about five minutes to present their discoveries during the fast-paced event. The showcase also will feature several opportunities to network with the inventors.

Members of the research, business and entrepreneurial community can RSVP online for the showcase. Questions may be directed to showcase@prf.org.

Here is a list of the categories of innovations being highlighted at the showcase:

Feb. 10 – Life Science

10:30 a.m. – Diagnostics

11:15 a.m. – Drug Discovery and Development

1 p.m. – Therapeutics

2 p.m. – Food and Agriculture

2:45 p.m. – Medical Device and Health Care

Feb. 11 – Physical Science; National Inventors Day

10:25 a.m. – Computer Technology and Cybersecurity

11 a.m. – Artificial Intelligence and Smart Sensors

1 p.m. – Materials and Manufacturing

2 p.m. – Chemistry and Chemical Processing

About Purdue Research Foundation

Purdue Research Foundation supports Purdue University’s land-grant mission by helping the university improve the world through its technologies and graduates. Established in 1930, PRF is a private, nonprofit foundation. The foundation helps patent and commercialize Purdue technologies; builds places to encourage innovation, invention, investment, commercialization and entrepreneurship; and makes equity available to students to finance their Purdue education. For more information on licensing a Purdue innovation, contact the Office of Technology Commercialization at otcip@prf.org. For more information about involvement and investment opportunities in startups based on a Purdue innovation, contact the Purdue Foundry at foundry@prf.org.

About Purdue University

Purdue University is a top public research institution developing practical solutions to today’s toughest challenges. Ranked the No. 5 Most Innovative University in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, Purdue delivers world-changing research and out-of-this-world discovery. Committed to hands-on and online, real-world learning, Purdue offers a transformative education to all. Committed to affordability and accessibility, Purdue has frozen tuition and most fees at 2012-13 levels, enabling more students than ever to graduate debt-free. See how Purdue never stops in the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap at purdue.edu.

Writer: Chris Adam, cladam@prf.org

Source: Brooke Beier, blbeier@prf.org

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