“This new facility will enable us to enhance the service we provide to our customers in the area, and we will benefit from the proximity to Purdue by both research and the talent pool the university provides."
INDIANA MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE
The Indiana Manufacturing Institute (IMI) is Purdue’s headquarters as part of a $259 million U.S. Department of Energy initiative called the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation. The University of Tennessee in Knoxville is the lead institution in the collaboration that includes public and private agencies in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Colorado.
BIRCK NANOTECHNOLOGY CENTER
Researchers and scientists from six academic colleges working in Birck Nanotechnology Center are at the forefront of nanoelectronics, photonics, energy, micro electromechanical systems, nanobio technology and nanomanufacturing. These world-class innovators are helping develop a local high tech ecosystem in collaboration with Discovery Park District and Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN) community internet of things (IoT) testbeds.
For more than 100 years, Rolls-Royce and its predecessor companies have been engineering, designing and manufacturing advanced technology in the city of Indianapolis. In the District, Rolls-Royce is designing, developing and testing jet engine components, collaborating with Purdue researchers through corporate partnerships, recruiting future talent of Purdue student interns and graduates and assembling and testing electronic engine controllers.
Saab’s facility in the District serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defense and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs. Saab's facility in the District will support production of the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation T-X jet trainer.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
SEL invents, designs and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. This technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability and safety at a reduced cost. A 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in Pullman, Washington, SEL has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and now serves customers worldwide. The company’s mission is to make electric power safer, more reliable and more economical.