In the news: student inventions receive prototyping funds

Created on: April 10, 2013

New business ideas from students have received a boost from Student Entrepreneurship Prototyping Grants administered by Purdue's Innovation and Commercialization Center.

The student mini-grant program makes awards up to $3,600 to accelerate entrepreneurship at Purdue by helping students with entrepreneurial ideas construct a first prototype.

Nine projects received funding, including Fresh Ground Spices from John Westbrook, a junior majoring in organizational leadership and supervision in the College of Technology.

The mini-grant program is sponsored by Purdue's College of Technology and Purdue Innovation and Commercialization Center-IT (ICC-IT) using funds from the endowed professorship held by Melissa Dark, W.C. Furnas Professor of Technology and the ICC-IT's faculty director.

See the full list of funded student projects.

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