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

KU Innovation Park

KU Innovation Park, with locations at both the University of Kansas (KU) Lawrence Campus, and Kansas University Medical Center (KUMC) in Kansas City, is the largest incubator system in the state. It is comprised of three separate facilities totaling approximately 90,000 square feet of wet lab, office space, and shared work spaces.


The KU Innovation Park is a not-for-profit economic development organization focused on growing the Bioscience and High-Tech industry clusters in NE Kansas. KUIP is a unique partnership among the City of Lawrence, Douglas County, University of Kansas, and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, all working together to leverage the region's economic assets to recruit, retain, create, and grow companies and create high-wage jobs. KUIP provides its entrepreneurs and resident companies with the specialized space, resources, and support services necessary grow their operations, commercialize new technologies, and help build a strong and resilient regional economy. 






Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Tax Credits

Legal Services

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development


  • Competitive Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects


  • One-on-One Counseling

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

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Incubator Space
  • Office Space

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Regulatory Compliance

  • Patent Information
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies

Tax Services

  • Tax Credits
  • Tax Preparation Assistance

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Commercialization
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Technology Transfer
Primary ContactErik Blume
Address2029 Becker Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047
Phone(785) 832-2110