I2D Lab Solves YOUR Development Challenges (In-Kind)
The Innovation for International Development (I2D) Lab convenes and catalyzes partners, matching Purdue University’s world-class innovation capability with the most pressing development challenges in emerging markets.
We need your development challenges, in any sector or location important to you or your organization.
By leveraging 450+ faculty and 10,000+ students in the College of Engineering, and partners across campus including the $1 billion Discovery Park, we are already active in 10 countries. Sectors include water & sanitation, healthcare, food security, energy, education, transportation, and disaster response.
One of I2D’s most important initiatives is an internal seed grant program, which enables our faculty, students, and staff to work with partners on technical (STEM) innovations. For example, Purdue faculty members have partnered with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to transform their global emergency response supply chain, and to validate Nepali post-earthquake rebuilding practices. Seed grants typically last a year, supporting a portion of faculty time, a year of a graduate student effort, supplies, and travel. Note that we are unable to offer cash support to our partners, but may be able to co-sponsor the world-class effort we provide as in-kind suppoirt.
To be considered please submit, by October 21, THIS FORM. Challenge selection criteria include expertise match, cost-share and in-kind support, and market opportunity.