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Tuesday, June 11 2024

Purdue University Provides No-Fee Technical Services to Hoosier Businesses Through the Technical Assistance Program (TAP40).

Written by John Drach, Technical Assistance Program, Manager

During the 2023/2024 academic year, the Purdue TAP40 program has completed multiple no-fee projects for Indiana businesses. These projects provide much needed transformational technology to a wide range of businesses throughout the state.

The Purdue University College of Engineering transforms businesses with cutting-edge technology. Some recent examples include:

The Purdue University College of Agriculture is a strong supporter of agribusiness and foods in the state and has provided expertise from their departments including:

Mitchell E. Daniels School of Business helps TAP40 clients with business technology services including a project that assisted a new company manufacturing wood products with a marketing plan.

Regional campuses also support industry in their area within the state with projects such as:

Purdue TAP40 also provides no-fee projects to governmental or non-profit organizations including recently assisting a small Indiana utility with a technical communication problem.

Since 2005 Purdue MEP and TAP40 programs have generated an economic impact exceeding $7 billion to the Indiana economy. For more information on what a no-fee TAP40 can do for your Indiana business, please contact John Drach, TAP Program Manager, at or contact your Purdue MEP industry advisor.


Writer: John Drach, 440-591-9580,

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