Purdue Research Park

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Coordinates: 40°28′N 86°56′W / 40.46°N 86.93°W / 40.46; -86.93

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Park Information
Name: Purdue Research Park
Motto: The Idea Economy is Here
Locations: West Lafayette, Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana Merrillville, Indiana New Albany, Indiana
Affiliation: Purdue University
Companies: Nearly 200
Land: 725 acres (2.93 km2) 78 acres (0.32 km2) 40 acres (0.16 km2)
Incubation Space: 356,000 square feet (33,100 m2) 55,000 square feet (5,100 m2) 48,000 square feet (4,500 m2) 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2)

The Purdue Research Parks are a network of four research parks located in Indiana, United States. The 725-acre (2.93 km2) flagship West Lafayette park is located less than 2 miles (3 km) north of Purdue University's West Lafayette campus, and is the largest university-affiliated research park in the United States. The other facilities are located in Merrillville, Indianapolis, and New Albany.[1] The parks were developed by the Purdue Research Foundation.

Under development since the late 1990s, the Purdue Research Parks are now home to nearly 200 companies encompassing numerous industries and fields of study, including biology, materials science, and information science, among others. Purdue University and Purdue Research Foundation operate business incubation programs to assist organizations in the process of commercializing innovative technologies.[2] It represents the largest cluster of "technology-based companies" in Indiana.[3]

Economic impact[edit]

Purdue Research Park has been used as an example of the positive "impact of scientific research" on local economies, specifically through citation of a report which detailed a positive financial impact of US$1,300,000,000 per annum for the state of Indiana and a positive jobs impact through creation of 4000 jobs.[4]


The network of four research park locations are referred to as Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette, Purdue Research Park of Indianapolis, Purdue Research Park of Northwest Indiana (Merrillville) and Purdue Research Park of Southeast Indiana (New Albany).[1]

West Lafayette[edit]

The West Lafayette location was Indiana's "first designated certified technology park", a 725 acre (2.93 km2) site employing more than 3000 people as of 2012.[5]

The Vistech 1 building.

As the largest university-affiliated, high-tech park in the United States,[citation needed] the West Lafayette Purdue Research Park is made up more than 50 distinct buildings. Key buildings include:

Incubation facilities[edit]

  • Business and Technology Center
  • Purdue Technology Center
  • Herman and Heddy Kurz Purdue Technology Center

Graduation facilities[edit]

  • International Technology Center
  • Lakeview Technology Center
  • Pritsker Building
  • Ross Enterprise Center
  • Vistech 1

Other affiliated facilities[edit]

  • The Chao Center for Industrial Pharmacy & Contract Manufacturing
  • Broadband Antenna Tracking Systems

Resident companies[edit]

  • Arxan Technologies, Inc.
  • Akina, Inc.
  • Butler America Aerospace & Defense
  • The Chao Center for Industrial Pharmacy & Contract Manufacturing
  • Cook Biotech, Inc.
  • CoVideo
  • C-SPAN Archives
  • Delphi E&S - Verification Lab
  • Dow AgroSciences
  • Endocyte
    Endocyte, a pharmaceutical company, is developing EC145 (Vintafolide), a candidate drug for use in chemotherapy-resistant patients with non-small-cell lung cancer. EC145 has undergone a Phase II clinical trial.[6]
  • FLIR Systems Inc.
  • Imaginestics LLC
  • Cook MED Institute
  • Perfinity Biosciences[7]
  • Simulex Inc.
  • Spensa Technologies (DTN)

Northwest Indiana[edit]

In 2013, the data management company Intercontinental Industries (operating as interLink) took up residence at the Northwest Indiana location.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Park Locations". Purdue Research Park. 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Purdue Portals". Purdue Research Park. 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  3. ^ "About Purdue Research Park". Purdue Research Park. 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  4. ^ DeBono, Norman (26 May 2013). "Chopping where it hurts". lfp. London, Ontario, Canada: The London Free Press. Archived from the original on 4 June 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  5. ^ Purdue Reamer Club, ed. (2012). A University of Tradition: The Spirit of Purdue. The Founders Series (2nd ed.). Purdue University Press. p. 79. ISBN 9781557536303. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  6. ^ Staff (2009), "Clinical Trials Update", Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, 29 (8): 58
  7. ^ "Business awards and achievements". The News-Sentinel. 20 May 2013. Archived from the original on 4 June 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Health care data management firm joins Purdue Research Park". nwi.com. The Times of Northwest Indiana. 16 May 2013. Archived from the original on 4 June 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013.

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