Purdue is a
Brand That Matters

The Only University on the List for Three Years Running

For the third year in a row, Purdue University has been recognized as the only university on Fast Company’s Brands That Matter list. Launched in 2021, the list honors organizations that have created a meaningful space in people’s lives through efforts that are a natural extension of their brand’s mission and ideals.  

This year, Fast Company editors chose just 175 brands from a pool of more than 1,100, placing Purdue alongside organizations like the NFL, Bombas and Rare Beauty. 

Purdue holds a special place in the lives of the Boilermaker community. Through a 150-plus-year legacy of education, athletics, world-changing discoveries and much more, Purdue has established itself as a brand that truly matters. 

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Discovery Park District

An Innovation Ecosystem

As one of the world’s top research institutions, it’s one thing to make new discoveries daily, but it’s another to use them to tackle the world’s toughest challenges. 

Purdue Innovates is a new strategic initiative launched by Purdue University that will act as a launchpad for faculty, staff, students, alumni, industry partners and investors to showcase their innovative ideas to the world.

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Continuing Excellence at Scale

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THEOnlyUniversity on the list
1 of 6Companies to make the list all three years

Innovation in Action

TOP10Most Innovative School in the U.S. 6 Years RunningU.S. News & World Report, 2024
#4In the U.S. for PatentsU.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2022
#3Nationally in Startup Creation, Behind Only MIT and ColumbiaIP Watchdog Institute, 2020

Learn about Purdue Innovates and the commercialization efforts that drive our next giant leap.