Blue Integrated Partnerships Conference brings leading experts to Purdue campus

The Blue Integrated Partnerships Conference, starting July 29, will build a diverse pipeline ready to solve grand challenges of 2050, engage broader community with HBCUs and HSIs and provide small business opportunities.

Are you interested in building a diverse workforce? Promoting sustainability? Collaborating with the best and brightest from around the world? Attend the Blue Integrated Partnerships Conference, starting Friday, July 29 in Forney Hall at Purdue University, or watch remotely online.

Blue Integrated Partnerships (BIP) is a consortium of research universities, minority-serving institutions and federal partners addressing real-world challenges in climate, health and security through research, education and economic development. Purdue is home to BIP.

Attendees will meet leaders in the business world, experts in sustainable manufacturing, policy, electric propulsion, academic researchers, government representatives, and many more. Discover how to unlock the workforce of tomorrow, from minority-serving institutions and HBCUs. A special focus will be on Puerto Rico and its future as a hub for sustainable aviation and coastal resiliency.

Talk to experts and decision makers from NASA, Raytheon, Honeywell, Intel, Office of Naval Research, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Education and many more.

Do you have a big technology idea? Pitch it at the Boilermaker Business Plan Competition on July 31 with experts from small business innovation research (SBIR) agencies.

It’s all happening July 29 to August 1 at Purdue University. Register today at

The main goals of the conference include:

  • Building a diverse pipeline ready to solve the grand challenges of 2050.
  • Engaging the broader community with HBCUs and HSIs.
  • Providing small business opportunities for collaborations, federal contracting, and SBIR funding.