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By Jesse Schwartz
Published: December 9th, 2020

Purdue University has chosen Matthew Lynall, a professor in the business school, to serve as the Avrum and Joyce Gray Director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship.

The center supports Purdue students, faculty and staff who want to form start-ups around university technologies. It is best known for its Business Model Competition, one of the oldest events of its kind in the U.S. In his new role as director of the center, Lynall will collaborate with aspiring entrepreneurs across campus to enhance Purdue’s capabilities for turning research and innovation into successful products and companies.

Before joining Purdue, Lynall had a distinguished career in industry as partner and senior vice president at Ernst & Young, president and general manager of Linread Canada, and product manager at Nortel Networks.

“As someone with industry and entrepreneurial experience who has worked closely with many researchers, entrepreneurs and investors, Dr. Lynall knows what innovators need to turn their discoveries into marketable products and services,” says Theresa Mayer, executive vice president for research and partnerships at Purdue.

“Additionally, because he is already integrated with several entrepreneurial programs at Purdue, Lynall is well-positioned to build upon the center’s legacy of creating impact and value for Indiana, the nation and the world,” Mayer says.

“As a land-grant institution, Purdue University is deeply committed to translating faculty, staff and student research into valuable companies and products,” Lynall comments. “We have an impressive track record and outstanding people and resources, and I think all of us in the entrepreneurial sphere at Purdue see an opportunity to take these activities to the next level. This is a great time to be at Purdue.”

Source: Purdue University News

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