The university that took us to the moon has a business district for your next giant leap.
The District is a massive mixed use development embedded into the fabric of a globally respected research institution – Purdue University. Here, innovative corporations and high-growth businesses can access a pipeline of world-class talent, advanced R+D facilities, and a business-minded university to solve their most pressing challenges.
The District is home to diverse, innovative businesses leveraging the strengths of Purdue University.
AEROSPACE + DEFENSE
The District offers aerospace facilities and resources like Zucrow Labs, the nation's largest university propulsion laboratory with jet and rocket propulsion research facilities. The District is adjacent to the two-nautical mile Purdue University Airport, a FAA Part 139 Certificated Airport that serves the Aviation Technology program and is available for public use. Research and development teams from companies like Rolls-Royce access the Purdue Technology Center Aerospace, which also features incubator space for companies interested in aerospace and aviation development.
ANIMAL HEALTH + LIFE SCIENCES
The District is nearby to students who serve as research assistants focused on cutting-edge, real-world and social scientific challenges in areas like phenomics, genomics, plant science and precision breeding technologies. Companies like Bayer, a global life sciences company, will have a space in the District that will employ students trained in research processes who can enhance and augment a robust agricultural innovation.
The District is home to agricultural innovation and where organizations like Indiana-based seed company Beck’s Hybrids come for agricultural research. Through a partnership with the District, companies can access the research and knowledge of Purdue University’s College of Agriculture and have access to Purdue’s land-grant mission to advance teaching, research and extension in agtech and other areas.
The District is leading the way globally in advanced manufacturing and brings more than a century of Purdue University’s research and knowledge to help you succeed. The District provides resources to ensure that companies are positioned to be competitive in today's manufacturing environments including access to licensing Purdue’s R&D of cutting-edge technologies in areas that include robotics, transportation, aerospace, technology, energy, life sciences and information technology for solutions to your everyday challenges.
Innovation Partners Institute
The Innovation Partners Institute looks for challenging community problems and then assembles an A-list of partners with the exact skills, experiences, and capabilities to collaboratively bring novel solutions forward. This requires Innovation Partners who lead projects, as well as Corporate Partners, University Partners, Community Partners, and Funding Partners who bring their expertise and practical experience to turn ideas into working applications. Because of the institute’s virtual nature, Innovation Partners function as “innovators in network” as opposed to “entrepreneurs in residence.” In addition to what IPI provides, the Innovation Partners tap their own networks as they develop solutions, deepening the available talent pool.