UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
UMKC Innovation Center
UMKC Innovation Center

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 (TDI) 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. 


Business Planning

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

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Forming a Business
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)


  • 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

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
Primary ContactCourtney Kuntz
AddressManhattan, KS 66502
Phone(785) 532-1249