KU Innovation Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imagine, Launch, Collaborate, Research, and Grow

A growing community of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization

KU Innovation Park (formerly the Bioscience and Technology Business Center) is a non-profit economic development organization serving the Northeast Kansas region.

We offer state-of-the-art lab, office, and co-working facilities to support innovation-driven and technology-focused companies and entrepreneurs across a broad range of industries and at all stages of growth.

Our experienced team of professionals provides flexible and adaptive business services, mentorship, programming, and support that are tailored to individual company needs.

 

Talk to us to find out how the Park can support the success and growth of your business.

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Startup and Early Stage Support
Growth Stage Startup and Small Business Support
Established Private Industry 

 

Startup and Early Stage Support

 

We’ll meet you where you are. From the earliest idea stage, to formation, funding, and initial growth, the Park’s experienced professional staff can help you navigate every step of the process and connect you to a regional network of resources that will help you achieve success.

 

Our goal is to see your company survive and thrive, and to do it here in the region, generating the technologies and the jobs that will drive Kansas’ long-term economic growth and shape its future.

 

Growth Stage Startup and Small Business Support

 

You have a product, you know your customer. Let us help you build your operation, grow your workforce, expand your footprint, and develop the industry partnerships that will take your business to the next level. Leverage our team’s decades of combined experience and success in entrepreneurship, management, operations, law, and finance, as well as the support of our team of student analysts from KU’s graduate and professional programs to help you develop and execute a plan for your long-term growth.

 

Through its network of national and regional partners, KU Innovation Park can help you collaborate with the University, access a regional pipeline of skilled talent, identify funding and investment opportunities, and partner with other Innovation Park companies and startups.

Established Private Industry

 

Established private industry firms, government agencies, and other technology and technology-driven businesses located within the Park can take advantage of the Park’s specialized facilities, culture of innovation, proximity to University research assets, and direct access to a pipeline of skilled talent. Firms who locate at the Park gain access to the vast resources of the University of Kansas while immersing themselves in the innovative, creative atmosphere of a dense, startup-rich and R&D focused environment.

 

Through the Park’s affiliation and close relationship with the University of Kansas Center for Research, Kansas University Medical Center, and its network of community, government, and workforce development partners, the Park can help innovation-driven companies stay on the leading edge of their industry and prepare for the challenges of an ever-changing market.

Our Facilities

Across its facilities in Lawrence and Kansas City, KU Innovation Park offers specialized lab and office space, as well as a range of shared workspaces to meet the needs of companies at all stages of growth.

 

  • Main Facility, Lawrence: Adjacent to KU’s West Campus in Lawrence, KS. A 50,000 sqft. incubator facility with lab and office suites, reservable conference rooms, and co-working space.
  • Phase III, Lawrence. 66,000 sqft. lab and office building adjacent to the Main Facility. Currently pre-leasing. Opening Spring 2022.
  • West Facility, Lawrence: West Lawrence satellite wet lab facility. Adjacent to KU’s Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (CEBC).
  • KU Medical Center, Kansas City: 20,000 sqft. incubator facility at the Kansas University Medical Center Campus in Kansas City. Lab and office spaces of varying sizes and configurations available.

Phase III Construction Live Feed

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is KU Innovation Park?

KU Innovation Park is an independent, non-profit economic development organization dedicated to transforming the regional economic landscape through the support of innovation, entrepreneurship, and the commercialization of new technologies. More than a physical location, the Park is a regional ecosystem of facilities, services, people, and partners dedicated to creating more diverse, resilient, and equitable Kansas economy. With the support of its underlying coalition of public and private stakeholders, and alongside its vast network of community, industry, and government partners, the Park seeks to leverage our region’s existing strengths and assets to build the high-growth, innovation-focused industry clusters that will drive Kansas’ long-term economic growth, sustainability, and prosperity for decades to come.

Is KU Innovation Park part of the University of Kansas?

Though the Park is affiliated with the University of Kansas, it is not part of the University or the Kansas Board of Regents system. Formerly the Bioscience and Technology Business Center (BTBC), KU Innovation Park is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(6) economic development organization with four founding stakeholders: KU, the City of Lawrence, Douglas County, and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.

Though the KU Innovation Park is not a University entity, it is physically located on KU’s Campus and seeks to leverage the strengths and resources of the University as the region’s largest economic development asset. The Park and its founding stakeholders work closely with the University to maximize its economic development potential and help retain its skilled graduates in the region. For private industry firms interested in engaging in collaborative research with the University, utilizing university facilities and intellectual property, or accessing its pipeline of skilled students and graduates, the Park serves as a gateway to the University and an opportunity to operate in highly-specialized, privately-owned facilities located directly adjacent to campus.

A few examples of how we can help:

  • Initial Market/Technology Assessment and Validation
  • Company Formation, Business and Commercialization Planning, Strategy
  • Sourcing Talent and Technical Expertise
  • Accessing University Resources and Talent
  • Identifying and Accessing Grant Opportunities, and Federal, State, and Local Funding
  • Preparing Your Pitch and Value Proposition
  • Access to Shared Workspaces, Professional Meeting Spaces, a Business Address, and Registered Agent Services Without the Cost of a Long Term Lease or Even Dedicated Space
  • Access to Student Analyst and Intern Technical Support and Assistance

Does KU Innovation Park take equity or invest in companies?

KU Innovation Park does not require or accept equity in return for access to Park facilities or services, nor does it invest directly in companies.

Is the KU Innovation Park only for University of Kansas students, faculty, and staff?

No, KU Innovation Park’s facilities, services, and amenities are accessible to businesses and entrepreneurs regardless of university affiliation, provided they fit the Park’s mission of creating high-paying jobs in Lawrence and the Northeast Kansas region by growing its technology and innovation-focused startups and industry clusters.

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Get in Touch.

Please reach out to us to learn more about how you can join the KU Innovation Park community.

 

Main Facility: 2029 Becker Drive Lawrence, Kansas 66047
KUMC Facility: 2002 West 39th Avenue Kansas City, Kansas 66103
West Facility: 4950 Research Park Way, Lawrence, KS 66047
Office Phone Number: (785) 832-2110