Northwest Amenities

Northwest Amenities
The Purdue Technology Center of NW Indiana is more than a building …

This technology-based business incubator serves to assist companies in developing their emerging or cutting-edge technologies from an early and fragile stage of development to a stable, self-supporting launch to commercialization … and beyond. Specialized facilities and support services are provided.

High-Tech Advantages

High-tech advantages exist for companies who choose to grow their business within the facility. These advantages were purposefully included to provide our companies with an edge not generally available outside an incubator. These include:
  • Conference facilities with video conferencing and presentation equipment
  • Well-appointed conference rooms
  • T-1 wireless internet access
  • Receptionist
  • Managed business center with quality business equipment
  • VoIP telecommunications system
  • Secure facilities with key fob entry
  • Specialized laboratory facilities

Incubator Services

Incubator services are provided to all clients of the center to assist them in growing their business successfully. These services have been found to make a difference and provide a competitive edge sooner to new companies. Services include:

  • Flexible space and leases as short as six months
  • Meeting and conference management assistance
  • Managed mail services
  • Professional clerical support
  • Intern recruitment services
  • Staff recruitment services
  • Marketing assistance

Unique Resources 

We assist all of our clients — full-time tenants and affiliates — by connecting them to and coordinating networking opportunities with unique resources. Many of these resources are not available to the general public and provide a competitive and development edge for clients. These include:

  • Purdue Technical Assistance Program
  • University faculty and staff for R&D collaborations
  • University internship, co-op, senior project programs and part-time employment
  • Purdue University library system
  • Purdue University purchasing program
  • Industry partners
  • Community business and economic development partner

Financial Resources

Financial resources are of extreme importance to incubator companies. We assist all of our clients — full-time tenants and affiliates — by helping them locate sources of funding and prepare to make their "ask." Staff at the PTCNWI can counsel client companies to know what the right financial resource is for their company. These include:

  • Federal grant and R&D project funding, including SBIR and STTR
  • State of Indiana funding and other public programs
  • University and corporate foundations
  • Equity sources including angels and venture capital
  • Early-stage gap funds
  • Financial institutions

Co-space Program

The co-space program is available to technology-based companies that are not quite ready to occupy an office in the incubator on a full-time basis, but still wish to have use of the facilities and access to services. Resources include:

  1. Co-space, office and wet lab space
  2. Conference rooms
  3. Business and copy center
  4. Mail and shipping services
  5. Video conferencing equipment
  6. Clerical and meeting support


Merrillville, IN

Purdue Research Park of
Merrillville, IN

Considered part of the exciting Chicago metro area and known for its steel and petroleum industry, the "Calumet Region" is comprised of seven NW Indiana counties. It has become a draw to innovators seeking to improve the fields of life sciences, transportation logistics and food production.

Regional Advantages

  • Close proximity to four major universities
  • Lake Michigan and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore provide recreational options

Kurz Purdue Technology Center, 1281 Win Hentschel Blvd., West Lafayette, IN 47906; 765-588-3470

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