May 2017 event connects university research, capabilities with Greater KC industry

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

OLATHE — Kansas State University's research capabilities, facilities and resources will be spotlighted at a 2017 event for business and industry in the Kansas City metro area.

The 2017 Research Showcase is May 17, 2017, at K-State Olathe. The event serves as a large-scale networking session and showcase for the wide breadth of research expertise and resources at Kansas State University that are available for public and private corporate partners.

"Industry partnerships are crucial components to advance your research, to increase research funding at Kansas State University, and to impact the economic development of our state and region," said Peter Dorhout, vice president for research. "These partnerships are becoming even more pivotal as state funding remains limited and grants from federal funding agencies are becoming increasingly competitive. I hope faculty and staff are excited about this opportunity that could lead to collaborations that will advance their research, engage their students, and potentially develop new solutions and technologies."

The Research Showcase will highlight the university's numerous capabilities, including in:

• Global food systems, including agriculture and food science

• Animal and human health and nutrition

• Engineering and technology, including construction, architecture and software

• Workforce development and diversity

• Life sciences and analytics, including sensory analysis and consumer preferences and behavior

“We are taking the Showcase on the road to Olathe this year because companies in Greater Kansas City are hungry for collaboration and innovation with talented researchers," Dorhout said. "Industry benefits from academic partners who help develop and advance the technologies of tomorrow so that they can be brought to a commercial market and used to improve lives."

"I encourage you to join us at this event to promote your expertise and the resources and research activities and capabilities across our campuses at Kansas State University," he said.

Visit to register for the 2017 Research Showcase. Faculty registration is due by March 1, 2017. Industry registration is due by May 1, 2017.