About

The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the U.S. Services provided by this office support the economic development initiatives of Purdue University and benefit the university's academic activities through commercializing, licensing and protecting Purdue intellectual property. The office recently moved into the Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration in Discovery Park District, adjacent to the Purdue campus. In fiscal year 2020, the office reported 148 deals finalized with 225 technologies signed, 408 disclosures received and 180 issued U.S. patents. The office is managed by the Purdue Research Foundation, which received the 2019 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Award for Place from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. In 2020, IPWatchdog Institute ranked Purdue third nationally in startup creation and in the top 20 for patents. The Purdue Research Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation created to advance the mission of Purdue University. Contact otcip@prf.org for more information.

Annual report

In fiscal year 2020, Purdue Research Foundation's Office of Technology Commercialization received 408 technology disclosures, executed 148 deals containing 225 different Purdue technologies, was awarded 252 issued patents, and filed 721 patent applications. The Foundation also reports the creation of 22 startup companies in FY2020 founded on Purdue University innovations.

Awards

Purdue received the 2019 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Award for Place from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. In 2018, the Office of Technology Commercialization was ranked 12th in the world among universities granted U.S. utility patents by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. The Milken Institute ranked the office 12th in its list of best universities for technology transfer, ranking Purdue No. 1 in the Midwest and No. 1 nationally among public institutions without a medical school.

Ranked number six AUTM
225 Technologies Licensed.
252 Issued Patents.

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