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

The Incubator Kitchen at Kansas State University Olathe

K-State Olathe's Incubator Kitchen provides facilities and expertise to support the food industry with start-ups, new products, scale up, optimizing processes, and R&D in analytics, microbiology, consumer panels and logistics.


K-State Olathe’s Incubator Kitchen is an outgrowth of, and collaboration with the Kansas Value Added Food Lab, and is housed at the Olathe campus of Kansas State University. It is a blend of facilities and expertise to provide support to the food industry, including start-ups, new product lines, scaling up or optimizing existing processes. Additionally, other R&D capabilities related to food analytics, microbiology, sensory/consumer panel and other logistics in the supply chain provide a unique spectrum of food industry related needs through the Olathe campus. Current facilities in the Kitchen Incubator consist of multiple work areas including three zones which can be configured to match space and equipment with variable needs. Services include quality, nutritional and microbial testing, product development consulting and help with regulatory and food safety issues. Food Safety and food handler training is also available.  Innovation in all aspects of the functions described is a hallmark of Kansas State University Olathe. Further information about the The Sensory and Consumer Research Center at K-State Olathe can be found at: or by calling 913.307.7355.


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

  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Incubator Space

Operations and Logistics

  • Health and Safety Training


  • Health and Safety Training
Primary ContactBryan Severns
Address22201 W Innovation Dr
Olathe, KS 66061
Phone(913) 307-7317
Fax(913) 541-1488