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Business Park in Lawrence

History & Mission

Passionate About the Future of Kansas

We’re deeply connected with the long-term economic growth and future of Kansas and its businesses. Our team of professionals are focused on helping technology & bioscience companies — no matter the size.

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The KU Innovation Park Mission

Our mission is to create, recruit, grow and retain technology and bioscience businesses in northeast Kansas with the ultimate vision to build a more modern, resilient and diverse regional economy.  We accomplish this through creating high-wage jobs and strategically developing the region’s high-growth, innovation-focused bioscience and technology industry clusters – all while leveraging the strengths of the University of Kansas as an affiliate.

KU Innovation Park embodies an entire community committed to innovation and economic development. The Park has become one of the fastest-growing business parks in Lawrence and Northeast Kansas.

Our Coalition

In Collaboration with Founding Partners

The Park’s unique coalition model represents a decade-long public-private partnership among the City of Lawrence, Douglas County, the Chamber of Lawrence, and the University of Kansas.

Together, these four founding partners comprise the region’s most comprehensive economic development partnership, representing the interests and combined resources of regional government, business, and academic entities.

What We Do

Customizable Business Services

KU Innovation Park is a community for cutting-edge researchers, business leaders, and creative entrepreneurs actively working to bring innovative ideas and solutions to commercial markets.

The experienced Park team provides a comprehensive range of business management assistance and services in addition to leasing highly-specialized wet lab, dry lab, and professional office space to bioscience and technology companies.

These services include:

Market/Technology Validation

Student Business Analyst Support

Grant Support and Technical Assistance

Capital Strategy Formation 

Finance/Accounting Services

Marketing Assistance

Founding Partner Connections

Our Facilities

Providing Customizable Spaces for Your Biggest Ideas

The Park's facilities span three locations across Lawrence, with more to come as we work toward our 15-year plan. We designed our flexible business park spaces to be customizable to meet your company's specific needs.

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Main Facility

The Park’s Main Facility, situated on KU’s West Campus, is an ideal setting for startup companies to begin their journey, equipped with a variety of wet labs, dry labs, collaborative workspaces, and common areas.

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Phase III

Our newest expansion facility, Phase III of the Park’s 2036 growth plan, offers cutting-edge laboratory accommodations, contemporary office environments, and collaborative workspaces. It’s the perfect choice for expanding companies in search of extra room as they outgrow our incubator facilities.

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The Park’s West facility adds around 17,000 square feet of space conveniently located near multiple KU research facilities, including the KU Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis. The facility strengthens the Park’s ties to ongoing research at KU through partnerships between projects.

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Resident Companies

Resident companies range from small businesses and startups commercializing KU technologies to government agencies and the R&D arms of prominent industry leaders.

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Our Team

The KU Innovation Park team draws on broad and diverse business experiences to provide mentorship, guidance, and ad hoc business services.

Meet the Team

The Park’s History

Build and grow your business.

Reach out to the KU Innovation Park team to learn how your vision can grow at our business park in Lawrence.

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