Purdue Research Foundation
Purdue Research Foundation's Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the United States. Services provided by this office support the economic development initiatives of Purdue University and benefit the University's academic activities.
In fiscal year 2017, OTC reported 361 invention disclosures, 135 licensing agreements with 222 technologies, creation of 21 startup companies in FY2017 founded on Purdue University innovations, 175 issued U.S. and global patents, 497 global patent applications filed, and royalty income (AUTM definition) at $5.13 million. OTC was ranked No.1 nationally for public institutions without a medical school and 12th overall as a top performer for technology transfer and startup creation by the Milken Institute in 2017.