Our Purpose

Innovate Kansas helps businesses and communities find the resources needed to be successful. This community serves as an innovation network to connect businesses and communities with opportunities that will help prosper their efforts. Through in-depth research and innovation-focused programs and initiatives, Innovate Kansas hopes to help businesses innovate and grow in rural Kansas.


Innovate Kansas was created by the Technology Development Institute (TDI) at Kansas State University and its state and regional partners in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).


Innovate Kansas is supported by proactive partners dedicated to innovative solutions to grow the innovation economy in the Midwest and in the state of Kansas. Partnering organizations include:

Great Plains Development Incorporated
Great Plains Industrial Park
Harvey County Economic Development Council
K-State Olathe Campus
Kansas Department of Commerce
North Central Regional Planning Commission
U.S. Economic Development Administration

Innovation Success Stories

How does innovation happen? It starts with someone saying, “I can make this better.” To help foster this passion for progress and change, Innovate Kansas connects businesses and communities with collaborators, suppliers, and partners that can help you create innovative solutions. Learn how others have been successful, click here.

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