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Connected Community Virtual Roundtable
Purdue Research Foundation (virtually) sits down with four subject matter experts to discuss the unique Connected Community aspect of the Discovery Park District at Purdue master plan and its potential impact as a resource for researchers, corporate partners, and entrepreneurs.
Indiana Makes Best College Towns and Cities List
As high school seniors consider their collegiate options, how important is the geographical location? Personal finance website WalletHub has has released its list of 2022’s Best College Towns & Cities in America. It examined 415 U.S. cities that have a university or college with at least 7,500 students. Six Indiana communities made the list, including one in the top ten. The highest ranked Indiana community was West Lafayette, coming in No. 8 overall.
Gov. Holcomb joins Purdue officials to celebrate high-paying, high-tech jobs and international security impact of Saab advanced manufacturing facility
Purdue University’s economic impact on the state continues to grow. That’s why Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and state officials joined those from Purdue on Oct. 13 to celebrate the grand opening of Saab’s West Lafayette facility.
Greater Lafayette Named Community of the Year
Greater Lafayette has been named 2021 Community of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. The chamber says the combined community of Lafayette and West Lafayette has been able to remain vibrant while other Hoosier cities and towns struggle with brain drain.
National hypersonic ground test facility to be built in Discovery Park District at Purdue
A first-of-its-kind in the U.S. facility to test hypersonic technologies will be constructed in Discovery Park District at Purdue adjacent to the Purdue University campus, already a hotbed for hypersonics research and aerospace technology developments. The Hypersonic Ground Test Center, or HGTC, announced Aug. 9 during a two-day Hypersonics Summit hosted by Purdue and the National Defense Industrial Association, will be a central shared utility that supports multiple test cells and laboratories.
A sticky subject: Studying shellfish for advanced adhesives
Humans have been trying to stick things to other things for millennia. But shellfish have been doing it for eons longer. And they are far better at it than humans. Which is why Purdue chemists got to wondering: Why don’t we just use whatever they’re using? Anyone who has ever tried to unstick a barnacle from a rock knows that it’s nearly impossible.
Building the Workforce for the Quantum Age
As the Digital Revolution ushered in an era of computer scientists, software engineers and electrical engineers, the evolution of quantum technology needs human hands and minds to develop it. Engineers and other scientists are needed to develop quantum technologies that could revolutionize the way we communicate, compute and sense the world around us. Toward that end, Purdue University is working to build a quantum workforce, using a diverse array of tools, including an upcoming summer school, online “micromasters” degree, adapted coursework, clubs and seminars.
The Data Mine: A Living and Learning Community
Data touches everything. But unlocking its full potential requires a data-fluent generation. Enter The Data Mine, a living-learning community uniting students, faculty, researchers and industry leaders to take the next giant leap in data science at Purdue University.
Beck's, Inari Partner on Seed Technology Research
Beck’s Hybrids in Hamilton County and Boston-based Inari have announced a research and development partnership to accelerate innovation on gene editing technology. The companies say the collaboration could lead to the development of seed technology faster than traditional breeding methods.
Placemaking Redefined: COVID-19 Changes Plans for Community Developments
5G testing center for rapid connectivity to launch at Purdue’s Discovery Park District
An innovative 5G “living lab” center called NineTwelve Convergence features state-of-the-art 5G networking and wireless connectivity where companies can partner with Purdue University, SBA Communications, NineTwelve and others will open in June in Purdue’s Discovery Park District, officials announced Feb .
Purdue Discovery Park District Becomes a Leading Smart Community with the Launch of District-wide Private Network
Purdue Discovery Park District (DPD) continues to build one of the most connected communities in the world, today announcing plans to install a private network in the District. SBA Communications, which specializes in wireless communications infrastructure, will build and manage the network.
Purdue Research Foundation and Tilson Partner to Build “Connected Community” Across Discovery Park District
Purdue Research Foundation announced that it will partner with Tilson, a national network deployment services firm, to build a connected community across the Discovery Park District. Tilson will create a neutral host technology infrastructure platform to bring advanced connectivity solutions and services to residents, retailers, companies, and innovators working alongside Purdue University faculty and students.
Purdue Innovation Partners Institute works to bridge rural digital divide
The initiative will serve as a model for bringing high-speed internet access to rural areas across the country where one in four residents still lacks access according to the Pew Research Center.
Purdue commercialization ecosystem drives 8-year upward trend, hits 300-plus startups, ranks 3rd in US
Purdue University technologies have generated 300-plus startups, helping millions of people in 100-plus countries and continuing Purdue’s commercialization ecosystem on a fast-paced upward trend to move inventions to the global market, where they can improve lives and advance the economy.
Beck’s Hybrids to Open Space In Purdue’s Discovery Park District
Purdue University announced Wednesday (June 24) that Beck’s Hybrids, a family-owned and -operated seed company, intends to open a satellite location in Purdue’s Discovery Park District. Officials from Beck’s worked with Carr Workplaces – a pioneer and leader in the co-working industry – to establish a location in the Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration….
Bayer commits to opening space in Purdue University’s Discovery Park District
When fully staffed, the Bayer space in the Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration will employ students who will enhance and augment a robust agricultural innovation portfolio with additional enabling capabilities like information technology, data science and engineering. Students will focus on cutting-edge, real-world and social scientific challenges in areas like advanced analytics, operations research, phenomics, genomics, plant science and precision breeding technologies.
Venture capitalists, Purdue innovations, startups establish winning combination for moving life-changing technologies to public
Purdue University will reach 275 startups within the coming fiscal year in startup creation. Providing strength and longevity to Purdue-affiliated startups is the more than $400 million dollars in support and investments the startups have brought to Indiana, much from venture capitalists.
Purdue alumnus named general manager for Saab’s aerospace site in Discovery Park District
Indiana native Robert Ulibarrí has been named Saab’s general manager for its aerospace facility in Discovery Park District, where he will lead the advanced manufacturing and production for aerospace systems. The $37 million facility brings in a new era for Syracuse, New York-based Saab as it advances its U.S.-based advanced manufacturing and innovation through a research partnership with Purdue University’s world-leading aerospace engineering program.
Industry-leading co-working company to open in Purdue’s Discovery Park District
Carr Workplaces, a pioneer and leader in the co-working industry, will open the doors of its newest location, Carr Workplaces Convergence, on June 15 adjacent to Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Carr Workplaces Convergence will be located within the Convergence Center on the west side of Purdue’s renowned campus, at the heart of the groundbreaking Discovery Park District. It will serve as the new home of innovation and collaboration for entrepreneurs and industry pioneers alike.