Connecting active industry players with Purdue innovations to collaboratively bring them out into the world.
With the Purdue Foundry Exchange (FoundryX), we are inviting industry players to come alongside our technology experts; with the hope that they will fill the business end of the startup equation through roles as advisors, mentors, employees, C-suite executives and even Co-founders.
Going from left to right, the three columns in infographic represent talent from industry, Purdue innovation, and the Purdue Idea Economy. Following the theme of a foundry - “tools” and “blacksmiths” come to the table in the form of services and expertise from industry. Purdue startups and intellectual property are added to the equation, representing the “raw materials” and “ingots” for the smiths and tools to be applied to. Add some “heat” to the foundry, or in this case investment to the exchange, and the outputs are “gold” and “silver”, or businesses and licensed technologies.