About Purdue Enterprise Company
Purdue Enterprise Company (PEC) LLC delivers the problem-solving power of Purdue University to client companies seeking sophisticated business and technological solutions. We bring fieldof knowledge expertise to bear on tough problems - expertise that is not available from conventional consultancies.
Today’s opportunities and challenges call for new thinking and the ability to make creative connections across disciplines. Through PEC, client companies across virtually all industries gain streamlined access to Purdue faculty consultants, including experts in communications, technology, and the range of engineering disciplines—traditional engineering fields as well as newer ones, such as biomedical and environmental engineering. (Purdue’s College of Engineering among the largest and most highly regarded in the U.S., includes 13 academic schools and departments and is ranked in the top 15 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report).
PEC faculty consultants combine deep industry and technical knowledge and experience with a cross-disciplinary, collaborative approach and a customer focus that help client companies achieve their specific goals.
A subsidiary of the Purdue Research Foundation PEC was founded in 2010 as Purdue Engineering Consulting LLC but renamed to reflect our broader range of capabilities as we expanded to include many more units at Purdue. PEC is located near campus in the Kurz Technology Building in the Purdue Research Park . Proprietary information is protected through secure web sites for client engagement. Client companies retain rights to their intellectual property, including new intellectual property created in collaboration with PEC.
For Prospective Faculty Consultants
PEC offers a number of benefits to faculty consultants:
• Relationships with industry
• Exposure to interesting research questions and problems, potentially leading to research opportunities
• Income opportunity
• Enhanced recognition in field of interest
• Opportunity for collaboration and cross-disciplinary work as project scope allows
• Business support, including marketing, liability insurance, and assistance in meeting Purdue requirements for engaging in outside activities.