Purdue at WestGate



Purdue Research Foundation, WestGate Authority and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division (NSWC-Crane) and others are partnering in Purdue@WestGate to support technology research, commercialization and job creation throughout Southern Indiana.

The agreement includes startup creation assistance from Purdue Foundry; increased tech transfer support from Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization; and company incubation space and amenities from WestGate@Crane Technology Park and Purdue Research Park.

 Entrepreneurial Activities, Announcements

  • Weekly eNewsletter and event calendar.
  • Krannert School of Management NSF Midwest I-Corps™ Node.
  • Foundry Grounds, a weekly event where entrepreneurs can meet and present information about their startup.
  • Purdue Polytechnic Institute CareerMaker, educational services and courses for entrepreneurs in the business and technology sectors.
  • Spirited Entrepreneur, a casual monthly event where business leaders, economic development and business leaders, entrepreneurs and Purdue@WestGate leaders meet.


  • Intellectual property support.
  • Entrepreneurs-in-residence to assist with startup creation.
  • WestGate Express License to expedite Purdue and NSWC Crane IP commercialization.
  • Support amenities offered to Purdue Foundry clients and Purdue Research Park tenants.
  • FireStarter program to guide entrepreneurs through the “Ideation” and startup development process.

Contact information

Jason Salstrom, Program and Activities Director, 812-483-0935, JDSalstrom@prf.org

WestGate foyer

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

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