Incubators

A wet laboratory incubator is a highly specialized economic development tool designed to accelerate the growth and success of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services.

Critical to the general definition of an incubator is on-site management, which develops and orchestrates business, marketing and management resources tailored to a company’s needs. Incubators usually also provide clients access to appropriate rental space and flexible leases, shared basic office services and equipment, technology support services, and assistance in obtaining the financing necessary for company growth.


Incubator and New Business Facilities – Existing

Biomedical Devices of Kansas Medical Device Park
This Tonganoxie, KS incubator is available to medical device and other companies that graduated from an existing incubator or need a facility which offers FDA and ISO 13485-approved facilities and quality systems. They offer an ISO 8 clean room, production facilities and electronics laboratory. The current building has over 50,000 square feet of possible expansion space.

Bioscience & Technology Business Center (BTBC) Main Facility
The BTBC Main Facility is a 21,400 square foot facility located on the University of Kansas (KU) West Campus in Lawrence, Kansas. The BTBC is a unique partnership between the City of Lawrence, Douglas County, the Kansas Bioscience Authority, and KU.

Bioscience & Technology Business Center (BTBC) Expansion Facility
The BTBC Expansion Facility is located 10 minutes from the Main Facility in Lawrence, Kansas and includes an additional 14,000 square feet of private tenant space suited for Main Facility graduates, tenants with larger space needs, and companies seeking GMP-capable space.

Bioscience & Technology Business Center (BTBC) – KUMC Facility
The BTBC-KUMC Facility is located on the Kansas University Medical Center Campus in Kansas City, Kansas. The building is comprised of 15,000 of office and wet lab space adjacent to the KUMC Hospital.

Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is a mixed-use incubator located on the Northwest Missouri State University campus in Maryville. The CIE is a service-oriented incubator connecting industry and academics which offers wet labs and state-of-the-art research facilities

Innovation Stockyards
The 25,000 square foot wet laboratory incubator is located at Missouri Western State University. The incubator has a primary focus on animal health and nutrition start-up companies, leveraging the facility’s central location within the Animal Health Corridor.

Enterprise Center of Johnson County
The Enterprise Center of Johnson County (ECJC) is a 13,622 square foot Fairway, KS facility focused on early stage, high-return growth companies in the IT, biotechnology, clean technology, healthcare IT, and mobile application sectors.

Independence Regional Ennovation Center
The Independence Regional Ennovation Center is a 12,000 square foot facility that includes office space, common areas, and eight laboratories of varying sizes (600 to 1300 square feet).  Additionally, the Ennovation Center houses a culinary business incubator equipped with several commercial kitchens.

Lawrence Regional Technology Center
The Lawrence Regional Technology Center (LRTC) is a nonprofit small business incubator that works with all types of technology-based companies, with a particular focus on life sciences, information technology, communications, software and services, and advanced materials.

Manhattan-Kansas State Innovation Center
The Innovation Center is a 30,000 square foot wet laboratory incubator on the Kansas State University campus, owned by the City of Manhattan, and managed by the Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization (KSU-IC).

MU Life Science Incubator at Monsanto Place
This 33,000 square feet facility in Columbia, Missouri and is a National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) designated International Soft Landings Incubator, offering specialized programs for non-domestic startups entering the US market, and is the only such incubator in the mid-west.

Sprint Mobile Accelerator
The Sprint Mobile Accelerator is helping mobile companies move forward. The facility serves as a catalyst for mobile development for consumers, businesses and government users. Located in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City, the facility provides community space, co-working space and a large event space.

UMKC Innovation Center
The UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark entrepreneurial efforts within the region and across the country. With a suite of high-impact programs, the center helps emerging and existing business owners hone their business basics, evaluate commercialization opportunities and connect with the right resources at the right time. Key programs include UMKC Small Business and Technology Development Center; Whiteboard2Boardroom; Digital Sandbox KC; ScaleUP! Kansas City; and KCSourceLink.