Mission Statement: To serve Purdue University through the commercialization of its intellectual property.

Purdue Research Foundation's Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the United States. Services provided by this office support the economic development initiatives of Purdue University and benefit the University's academic activities.

Purdue's intellectual property is an asset we strive hard to protect, market and license. We work hand-in-hand with Purdue faculty-, staff- and student-entrepreneurs to provide the resources needed to better understand Purdue policies related to intellectual property and the processes whereby this intellectual property, including patents, copyright, trademarks and tangible research property, can become a product or service. To ensure the long-term success of the innovations, we take the process one step further, offering our inventors help to form startup companies complete with investor support and qualified management teams.

Annual report

In fiscal year 2019, Purdue Research Foundation's Office of Technology Commercialization received 380 technology disclosures, executed 136 deals containing 231 different Purdue technologies, was awarded 209 issued patents, and filed 671 patent applications. The Foundation also reports the creation of 17 startup companies in FY2019 founded on Purdue University innovations.


The Office of Technology Commercialization received the 2016 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Award for Innovation from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and ranked No.1 in the Midwest, No.1 nationally for public institutions without a medical school and 12th overall as a top performer for technology transfer and startup creation by the Milken Institute in 2017.

Ranked number six in the U.S. for university startups according to the Association of University Technology Managers in 2015.
215 Technologies Licensed.
157 Issued Patents.

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