VIP Industry Projects and Sponsorships - Indianapolis


The Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program provides opportunities for undergraduate students to earn academic credit while tackling complex and extended projects. Teams are multi-disciplinary and vertically integrated (first-year through seniors), and students can participate for multiple semesters. There are new opportunities for companies to engage with students beginning with their first semester and throughout their curriculum on the new Purdue Indianapolis campus starting in August 2024.


We are seeking Industry Projects and Sponsorships for VIP teams in Indianapolis for the Fall 2024 semester and beyond. There are a variety of ways that you can engage as a VIP industry project sponsor:

  • Propose a real-world project from industry
  • Participate in mentorship
  • Provide monetary support

Sponsorship can be made through the mentorship of projects, annual monetary gifts, or both. 


$10,000 Gift (Team)

$5000 Gift (Project)


Provide project context

VIP Team Silver Level Sponsor

VIP Project Bronze Level Sponsor

VIP Project Sponsor

Serve as project reviewer (~monthly)

VIP Team Gold Level Sponsor

VIP Project Silver Level Sponsor

VIP Project Bronze Level Sponsor

Serves as project mentor (~weekly)

VIP Program Platinum Level Sponsor

VIP Project Gold Level Sponsor

VIP Project Silver Level Sponsor

All VIP Industry teams will also be co-instructed by a Purdue lecturer or faculty member.

VIP Industry Project Sponsorship Benefits:

  • Recognition on the VIP website and in the Annual Report
  • Opportunity to enhance your recruiting efforts, gain access to new talent, and increase brand recognition
  • Targeted emails publicizing your on-campus events
  • Opportunity to engage Purdue students over multiple semesters on value added projects

For more information and to discuss potential opportunities, please contact:

Dr. Carla Zoltowski, VIP Director

Email:; Phone: (765) 494-2382