About PRF

The Purdue Research Foundation is a place where ideas turn into inventions and where inventions are used to propel the world forward/into new territories. Our technology transfer, business development and incubation program have not only earned numerous awards and recognition, but they have also strengthened economies by developing breakthroughs into deliverable products.

The foundation helps Purdue maintain its world-class status by:

  • Managing intellectual property developed at Purdue.
  • Managing gifts, bequests and endowments.
  • Making funding available to faculty, staff and students to aid in scientific investigation, research or educational studies.
  • Acquiring, constructing and improving Purdue's facilities, grounds and equipment.

The foundation also owns and manages the Purdue Research Park, several satellite technology incubators, and works to acquire real estate for the expansion of the University's main campus in West Lafayette as well as its regional campuses and agricultural centers.

Contributions to Purdue, through the foundation, result in scholarships, graduate fellowships, faculty grants and equipment cost-sharing grants, allowing the Purdue Research Foundation to support discovery and learning at the University. 

For more information about the Purdue Research Foundation's FY2017 news and initiatives, download our Annual Report.

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