Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest’s Concept to Commercialization 2020 (C2C-2020) is aimed at fostering advanced manufacturing related entrepreneurship, and workforce development for an innovation economy. The support will be for innovation, ideas, intellectual property, associated research, and relevant workforce development. The project will leverage on the strength of industry partners, from a regional manufacturing sector and the Society of Innovators of Purdue University Northwest, who are successful entrepreneurs and business executives. It is anticipated this project will help create multiple innovations in small and medium-sized manufacturing industries and start-up businesses that create and support high-skilled jobs. The success of the project will be assessed in the following areas: workforce development, innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of research that involves prototyping and pilot manufacturing and workforce development.