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

Kansas Department of Commerce, Export Assistance

The Kansas Department of Commerce assists Kansas companies with their global market development needs and exporting efforts.


The Kansas Department of Commerce strives to empower individuals, businesses and communities to achieve prosperity in Kansas. The department assists Kansas companies with their global market development needs and exporting efforts through the following programs:

  • Professional services - offering international market research, partner and distributor search and individualized counseling.
  • Trade missions and trade shows – creating opportunities for Kansas companies to meet with prospective partners in target markets.
  • Kansas International Trade Show Assistance Program - helping Kansas companies to participate in international trade shows by reimbursing a portion of the exhibition-related expenses.
  • International Recruitment - working with local communities to attract foreign investment.
  • International Credit Reports - providing objective and accurate business credit reports on potential clients and business partners.
  • Certificate of Free Sale - certifying the specified commodities are legally sold or distributed in the open market, freely without restriction, and approved by the regulatory authorities in the United States.
  • Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award - recognizing the outstanding work of Kansas exporters and their contributions to Kansas economy.

Please note the Kansas Department of Commerce does not provide import assistance.


Import and Export Assistance

  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Trade Education and Training


  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
Primary ContactChang Lu
Address22201 W Innovation Drive
Suite 180D
Olathe, KS 66061
Phone(913) 307-7378
Fax(913) 307-7389