Purdue’s Trask Innovation Fund has committed $50,000 each to short-term research projects into sodium-ion batteries and a handheld plant scanner, in addition to $21,000 for a data security project.

Purdue University announced Wednesday that it had invested a total of $121,000 from its Trask Innovation Fund in three research projects, targeting the commercialisation of energy storage, crop health and health-orientated data security applications.
Trask Innovation Fund is managed by Purdue’s tech transfer affiliate, Purdue Research Foundation (PRF), to help short-term projects based on innovation disclosures to the PRF’s Office of Technology Commercialisation (OTC).
The investments include $50,000 for a project attempting to devise sodium-ion batteries that use…

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