The Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC) is pleased to welcome Purdue University as a new member.

As a leader in promoting entrepreneurialism among students and the wider committee, Purdue has shown itself committed to the goal of competitiveness through collaboration.

Home to over 40,000 enrolled students, Purdue University is a globally-recognized public research university that serves as a leader in science, technology, engineering and math. With an emphasis on academic excellence at a global scale, Purdue was ranked the top destination for non-US students studying STEM disciplines by the Department of Homeland Security in 2015. This scholarly prowess has further enabled the university to provide support to a growing array of student-organized startups and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Purdue boasts the 6th most startups based on university intellectual property of all US universities, and the university has established several programs to assist students as well as faculty members in creating and scaling up prospective businesses. The “Purdue Foundry,” Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, “The Anvil” and “Deliberate Innovation for Faculty” offer streamlined avenues to channel Purdue’s R&D capacity towards practical accomplishments in the private sector.

Purdue is an exciting addition to the GFCC community as we continue to foster a spirit of partnership between leading voices in the research, industry and policy worlds. In a rapidly shifting innovation landscape, the cross-sectoral experience of Purdue is an invaluable asset. The GFCC looks forward to deepening dialogue and collaboration with Purdue as we grow our network of forward-thinking leaders in innovation.

2018-06-06 Purdue University Press Release

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