K-State Technology Development Institute (TDI)

The Technology Development Institute provides a variety of resources and services through collaborative engineering and business development partnerships to advance technologies, people and companies.


The Technology Development Institute at Kansas State University provides a broad range of services and project management resources to both private industry and university researchers to advance the commercial readiness of new products and technologies. The core of TDI consists of experienced innovators, engineers, designers, economic developers and business professionals that work directly with startups, entrepreneurs, small/large companies and researchers to identify tasks which need to be completed to move development projects forward. These tasks include product design and engineering, commercialization planning, control systems and automation, computer simulation, product testing, prototyping and shop fabrication.


Throughout the years, TDI has developed an extensive network of organizations including university experts, patent attorneys, engineering service providers, prototyping specialists, and manufacturers to collaborate in developing and launching new products and technologies into the marketplace.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information


  • Competitive Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Office Space

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Manufacturing Development
  • Commercialization
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
Contact Information
Jeff Tucker
510 McCall Road
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 532-7031