Guest blogger Brian Edelman
I am filled with gratitude as another year comes to a close.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Purdue and the Purdue Research Foundation saw yet another incredible year of success and growth.
For me personally, having worked in the pharmaceutical industry, it has been incredible to watch how our health care system has responded to this pandemic. If you had told me a few years ago that a vaccine for a deadly virus could be developed in mere months, I probably would have thought it was impossible.
Closer to home, I could not be prouder of our stellar team at PRF. As COVID-19 started to take its grip on Indiana and the nation, our teams were forced to make big changes. They certainly rose to the challenge!
The successes of our team could fill a book, but here are just a few:
- Purdue’s commercialization ecosystem, led by the Office of Technology Commercialization, generated significant growth through patent applications, issued patents, technology disclosures and licensing deals.
- Our team at the Purdue Foundry saw another great year for startup creation, including several startups with work related to the pandemic and technologies to help those impacted by the coronavirus.
- PRF’s economic development and placemaking teams adjusted to major changes to turn 2020 into one of our best years ever. We continue to grow Discovery Park District into an innovative environment full of opportunities.
And that’s just the beginning! You can read much more about some of our successes on the PRF News page.
As we look ahead to 2021, PRF and Purdue are focused on another year filled with successes across our ecosystem as we aim to change the world through technologies and vibrant companies.
As the President of the Purdue Research Foundation, Brian Edelman works closely with Purdue University’s leadership faculty, staff and students. Edelman leads PRF in its mission to help advance Purdue in the quest for discovery, learning and engagement.