Purdue University is partnering with the South Korean Institute for Information and Communications Technology on a $2.3 million software project. The five-year effort will involve about 60 South Korean students coming to West Lafayette each year to work with Purdue students on developing software systems for startups.
Department of Computer and Information Technology Associate Professor Eric Matson manages the program. He says the project allows students to address "real world" technology issues by making company-specific software for startups. He says, in addition to being an educational opportunity for students, the partnership is also "a driver for new ventures and startups."
The Korean Software Square Project will be housed in the old University Church, which is also where the Anvil, the school’s student-run entrepreneurial center, is located. The partnership includes a four-month capstone program, which involves students taking on a "real world" software project with a local or regional company.