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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.


 Jian Jin   Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering,   Purdue University

Jian Jin

Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University

Special Content Session - University Showcase

Project: LeafSpec: A Handheld Corn Plant Growth/Nutrient/Yield Meter With Sensor Technologies Developed at Purdue University.  

Working together with a smartphone App, the sensor precisely measures a corn plant’s growth and nutrition status within a few seconds, and generates the nitrogen, drought, and yield prediction maps of your farm field if you take measurements at multiple locations. Right, you don’t necessarily need a drone to get your field's nitrogen map!

• Quick

• Precise

• Measures Leaf Moisture, Nitrogen, Chlorophyll Content, etc.

• Special Stress/Disease Measurement can be Customized and Added to the Software

• Generate Nitrogen, Drought and Yield maps AND, YOU Own all the Data!