The Purdue Applied Research Institute (PARI) is a nonprofit entity that extends the reach and impact of Purdue University’s deep research strengths and top-ranked academic programs in engineering, agriculture, science and technology. PARI works to improve national security, global development, infrastructure solutions and to accelerate critical technologies.

Through applied research and program personnel, state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure, PARI significantly enhances Purdue’s ability to translate discoveries into innovative solutions and services for mission-oriented government, industry, NGO and foundation partners. PARI is an incubator for advanced development and transition of leading ideas and technology with potential for significant impact through large-scale prototypes, pilots, and startups.

Purdue’s Next Moves

PARI was founded in 2021 as part of Purdue’s Next Moves, strategic initiatives that leverage our distinct strengths and harness the power and people of Purdue to advance our university, our community and the world toward a safer, more sustainable and equitable future.


PARI is headquartered at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and has offices in Washington, D.C.

For inquiries about PARI, please contact pari@purdue.edu.

Leadership and Staff

Through cutting-edge research and innovation, PARI leaders and staff members translate discoveries into solutions and services for mission-oriented partners.

Contact Us

Please contact us at pari@purdue.edu

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