Purdue Polytechnic to Host Innovation Summit

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Noramay Cadena, co-founder of Make in LA, will be one of the keynote speakers at the summit. (photo courtesy Purdue University) Noramay Cadena, co-founder of Make in LA, will be one of the keynote speakers at the summit. (photo courtesy Purdue University)

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute will host an event next week in West Lafayette that will focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. The second annual Innovation Summit will feature keynote addresses from industry and education leaders, including the co-founder of Los Angeles-based accelerator and venture fund Make in LA.

Purdue says the summit, which will be held April 11-12, will feature a report on progress made from the inaugural event last year. The goal of this year's summit is to build on that progress in three key areas: makerspaces & fabrication studios, design thinking and collaboration, as well as innovation curriculum. 

The summit will also include panel discussions, presentations and networking opportunities. Some of the panelists include Launch Fishers Founder John Wechsler, Columbus Idea Foundry Director Alexander Bandar and Lada Rasochova, executive director of the California Institute for Innovation and Development. 

The summit is free and will be held at the Buchanan Club at Ross-Ade Stadium on the campus of Purdue University. You can find more information on the summit by clicking here.

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