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Two Purdue innovators advance their technologies through Trask funding 

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October 18-20, 2023 / Tucson, AZ
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Two Purdue University researchers have received a total of $80,585 from the Trask Innovation Fund to help their labs commercialize their innovations.

The fund is a development program established to support projects that advance the commercial value of Purdue intellectual property. The fund makes awards twice a year to aid faculty and staff with their patented innovations that are being commercialized through the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization.

The Purdue researchers receiving funding this fall:

  • Kaushik Roy, Purdue’s Edward G. Tiedemann Jr. Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who received $46,000 for his work on sensing technology. His team developed a sensing module that works with machine learning for applications ranging from electric cars to manufacturing and home design. For more information, visit here.
  • Bumsoo Han, a professor of mechanical engineering in Purdue’s College of Engineering, received $34,585 for his innovation of a collapsible basket array for high throughput histology analysis of 3D organoids/spheroids. The other members of the team include Thomas Siegmund and George Chiu from the College of Engineering.
hans-lensPurdue innovators created a collapsible basket array for high throughput histology analysis of 3D organoids/spheroids. (Image provided) Download image

“Researchers submitted a lot of worthy technologies as they create solutions to solve problems impacting people around the world,” said Abhijit Karve, director of business development for the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization.

Purdue inventors who are prepared to move their innovations to market have until Feb. 21 to apply for funding through the Trask Innovation Fund.

All Purdue faculty, staff and researchers who have submitted a disclosure to OTC are eligible to submit proposals.

About Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization

The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the U.S. Services provided by this office support the economic development initiatives of Purdue University and benefit the university’s academic activities through commercializing, licensing and protecting Purdue intellectual property. The office recently moved into the Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration in Discovery Park District, located on the west side of the Purdue campus. The office is managed by the Purdue Research Foundation, which received the 2019 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Award for Place from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The Purdue Research Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation created to advance the mission of Purdue University. Contact otcip@prf.org for more information.


Source: Two Purdue innovators advance their technologies through Trask funding – Purdue University News

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