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Welcome to the Kansas
Office Of Innovation

Established in 2021 and guided by the Kansas motto of ‘Ad Astra per Aspera’, the Kansas Office of Innovation’s mission is to cultivate a dynamic culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across Kansas. Through strategic initiatives, thoughtfully designed programs and collaborative partnerships—KOI stands as a beacon for a bold and innovative future empowering Kansas innovators to reach new heights.

The Kansas Office of Innovation provides resources and guidance to help Kansas businesses thrive in the global economy as well as on main street. The office also collaborates with other state agencies, universities, research institutions, and private sector organizations to support innovation across different sectors and regions of Kansas.

The following are the current priorities of the Kansas Office of Innovation and its partners.  These are always changing, adapting, and growing as Innovative Kansans continue tackle the hard issues facing their communities and businesses. 

Small Business R&D Acceleration Grants

The Small Business R&D Acceleration Grants are designed to assist Kansas small businesses in advancing a product or service to commercialization; modifying a product or service to enter a new market; or gaining a new client by leveraging higher education facilities, equipment and expertise.

Kansas Angel Investor Tax Credit Program

The KAITC Program is designed to bring together accredited angel investors with qualified Kansas companies seeking early stage investment. The “Kansas Angels” program helps provide access to capital for Kansas start-ups.” 

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Brandon Hutton, Director of Advanced Technology

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Rachèll Rowand, Program Manager

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Joseph Mwagura, Data and Research Analyst

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Cory Lee Keller, Sector Development Specialist

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Kansas Office of Innovation

The Office of Innovation is dedicated to driving sustainable economic growth across Kansas by strategically fostering innovation in key sectors. We are committed to pioneering initiatives that propel targeted industries forward, cultivating a dynamic environment where businesses flourish, communities prosper, and the spirit of innovation becomes the catalyst for positive change.

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