Socio is a Purdue University student startup that has now expanded its statewide presence.

Purdue student startups expand to statewide presence

February 20 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Networking is a cornerstone to entrepreneurial success,

and continuing to expand and grow such networks can expand and grow a business, and two Purdue University student startups are taking advantage of such opportunities across the state of Indiana.

Socio Labs Inc. and Mimir, two software companies that each began as Purdue student startups, are expanding to Indianapolis.

“The university is a great environment to spark creative ideas and turn them into successful business ventures that are vital to our global competitiveness,” said Yarkin Sakucoglu, CEO of Socio, a software company that began as a Purdue student startup. “We are very excited to be part of the growing startup and tech ecosystem and provide hundreds of jobs to fellow Hoosiers here in Indianapolis.”


Innovative bio-based air filter could transform air filtration, possibly reduce airborne allergens indoors

February 14 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The World Health Organization estimates that 90 percent of people breathe polluted air, which causes 7 million premature deaths each year. That’s why Ongenia LLC, a Purdue-affiliated startup, is developing a bio-material alternative to standard heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units’ air filters.

Typical HVAC units control heat and air supply as well as ventilation in indoor spaces to achieve the desired room temperature and humidity. The units also include filters of polyester or fiberglass that remove large particles out of the air. Common air pollutants include dust, smoke and dirt, which can affect both indoor and outdoor air quality.


More nutritious, better tasting, non-GMO ‘orange corn’ launches in US markets

February 06 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – “Orange corn,” a more nutritious, naturally selected variety of corn is now available in the U.S. markets through Purdue-affiliated startup NutraMaize LLC.


Refillable’ technology could provide enough energy to drive an electric car up to 3,000 miles

February 07 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A new type of electric vehicle power using “refillable” technology has taken another giant leap in advancing alternative energy with testing that shows it could provide enough energy to run a car for about 3,000 miles.


AI technology addresses parts accuracy, a major manufacturing challenge in 3D printing for $7.3 billion industry

February 07 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Imagine using machine learning to ensure that the pieces of an aircraft fit together more precisely, and can be assembled with less testing and time. That is one of the uses behind new technology being developed by researchers at Purdue University and the University of Southern California.


Trask Innovation Fund accepting applications from researchers, innovators seeking to advance Purdue intellectual property

February 08 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University inventors who are prepared to move their innovations to market have until Feb. 15 to apply for funding through the Trask Innovation Fund.


Breathe right: Indoor air pollutants affecting health, well-being of people working, living in enclosed areas

February 06 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The average American spends nearly 90 percent of their time indoors, where air pollutants can be two to five times more concentrated than outdoors, putting people at risk for severe health complications, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.


Purdue startup SensorHound wins Air Force grant to bring cybersecurity technologies to Department of Defense

February 05 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue University-based cybersecurity startup may soon help the U.S. Air Force monitor and track high-value and sensitive assets.


Ag-Celerator announces next round of $100,000 available to advance Purdue agricultural innovations

February 04 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Startups based on Purdue University plant science innovations are eligible to apply for the next funding round of the Ag-Celerator with $100,000 in cash prizes to be awarded.

The purpose of this twice-a-year competition is to provide entrepreneurs interested in creating a startup and commercializing their technology with the initial funds to do so. Funding will be awarded to teams who present technologies and innovations that are considered to have the ability to impact plant sciences.


Manufacturing Design Laboratory celebrates opening at Purdue, marking new space to explore advanced manufacturing possibilities

January 30 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The “tsunami” of digital manufacturing is here – and Purdue University has a major new resource to handle it. Purdue officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house Wednesday (Jan. 30) for the Manufacturing Design Laboratory, a research space dedicated to the technology-driven future of manufacturing in Indiana and across the globe.



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