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Centers and Institutes

Kansas State University Olathe works with government, industry and university partners to promote technology-based economic development in Johnson County and the state of Kansas. Collaborations between researchers and companies, both public and private, ensure that the technologies being developed meet industry needs. A number of centers, institutes and research collaborations are at the heart of these partnerships.
 

Food Innovation Accelerator

FIA blends facilities and expertise designed to provide support for the food product and ingredient industry — especially those companies starting new product lines or scaling up existing processes.

Food Programs and Services

The program serves the food safety and food science needs of the research, education and neighborhood communities as well as the food industry. 

K-State Olathe Innovation Accelerator

The program assists industry in developing and expanding products and technologies that will have a positive economic impact in the region.

KSVDL Microbial Surveillance Lab

The lab provides diagnostic support services that meet the unique needs of our animal health industry partners in the region.

Sensory and Consumer Research Center

The center conducts qualitative and quantitative research studies in conjunction with sensory research. 


Regional affiliations

Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute

The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute strives to advance the life sciences in the Kansas City region through research, commercialization and workforce development.

Animal Health Corridor

The corridor, anchored by Manhattan, Kansas, and Columbia, Missouri, is home to more than 300 animal health companies, representing the largest concentration in the world. K-State Olathe is located in the heart of the corridor.