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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 your company—no matter your size.

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The KU Innovation Park Vision

The Park’s mission is to build a more modern, resilient, and diverse regional economy for Lawrence, Douglas County, and the state of Kansas. 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.


In Partnership With Community Stakeholders

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

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

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

Stakeholder Connections

Our Facilities

Providing Customizable Spaces for Your Biggest Ideas

The Park's facilities span four locations from Lawrence to Kansas City, making it one of the larger university-affiliated commercialization systems in the Midwest. 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 latest expansion facility and Phase III of the Park’s 2036 growth plan includes state-of-the-art lab space, modern office space, and collaborative spaces. It is ideal for growing companies needing additional space as they outgrow our Incubator Facilities.

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The Park’s KU Medical Center Incubator Facility, located in Kansas City, KS, offers lab and office space in a prime location with proximity to the region’s premier academic medical center.

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

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