Executing Ideas That Solve Problems

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.

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions with 5G

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  • Led by Sean Hendrix
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  • Funded by AT&T

According to the U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA), industry was responsible for 23% of the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions in 2019, making it the third largest contributor. Now 5G wireless technology may help address this problem. Learn More

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

Creating Trusted Digital Engagement for Smart Cities

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  • Led by David Broecker in partnership with Lee Davenport & Jigyasa Sharma, U.S. Ignite, and Kelby Price & Brian Wane, XQ Message
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  • Funded by Jay & Robyn Stead

According to a recent US Ignite report, many smart cities fail when the adoption of smart city applications conflicts with the privacy and security of residents. The deliberate creation of a management framework and policy that focuses on engagement, equity, governance, cybersecurity, and privacy can help smart cities successfully meet this challenge. Learn More

Tackling the Problem of Broadband Access in Rural Areas to Support E-learning

Rural Americans have struggled with access to broadband for decades, and the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical importance of reliable, high-speed access as millions have had to work and learn from home. Connectivity to the internet has become critical infrastructure that in the “new normal,” and has profound effects on one’s long term socioeconomic potential and quality of life. Learn More

Developing a web application to reduce the spread of Covid-19 through monitoring and education

In light of Covid-19 and given the potential for other infectious disease outbreaks, Innovation Partners Institute has launched a program to help schools and companies manage students, employees, and visitors to limit and reduce the spread of disease within close-contact populations. Learn More

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