University Economic Development Association


Wichita State University Innovation Campus

Award Category: Engaged University
Submitted By: Wichita State University
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From what was once a golf course to a research/innovation park that gives students the opportunity to build their business network and their resumes, the Wichita State University Innovation Campus demonstrates Wichita State’s commitment to the economic prosperity of Wichita, the state, and the region through industry partnerships and applied learning opportunities.

Innovation Campus partners reap the rewards of Wichita State’s resources, laboratories that give students access to real-world applications and the training needed to effortlessly assimilate into the workforce, a community makerspace that gives both students and non-students alike access to the technology and services that help facilitate product development, and mixed-use areas that provide everyone with a place to eat, sleep, work, play, shop, and share.

It has become a catalyst for research, innovation and learning with new research and lab facilities, and partnerships with industry. It is home to new residential, retail, and service developments to improve the quality of student life and draw the community onto campus and is one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing research/innovation parks. It has become a model of public-private partnerships for the benefit of our students and our state.

Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus advances industry and community partnerships to provide quality educational opportunities and collaborations to satisfy rapidly evolving community and workforce needs. It brings together resources, ideas, expertise, and student talent to make the world a better place.


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