Innovation Delivers Impact and Creates Value in Communities

At the Institute, we bring together the right partners to turn concepts into early-stage solutions to solve big problems. Simply put, our vision is to go from marketplace problem to tangible solution in 18-24 months. To do that, the Institute serves as a collaborative “place in the middle” bringing together ideas and talent, hand-picked external experts, financial and corporate resources, and critical capabilities and capacities to address a specific challenge or opportunity.

A Place in the Middle

Innovation Partners Institute is a connected innovation community that represents a unique placemaking opportunity. The Institute brings together innovation leaders, faculty, students, companies and stakeholders to evaluate, develop, test, and most importantly, share learnings from thoughtful application of technology to make better and more connected communities.

Our Projects

Innovation Partners Institute is driven to create impact. We work collaboratively to bring novel solutions to challenging community problems. For more information, view our active projects.

Improving Public Safety Through Innovation

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  • Led by Lee Davenport and Jigyasa Sharma
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  • Funded by Christian Kanady SMART Coalition

Every fall the population of West Lafayette, Indiana, nearly doubles when the students return to Purdue University. Additional traffic during football games, concerts, and festivals, creates public safety risks for pedestrians and smaller vehicles. To address this issue, the Innovation Partners Institute (IPI) at the Purdue Research Foundation teamed up with the City of West […] Learn More

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