Kansas Economic Development Programs Encourage Bioscience Industry
Bringing talented people to Kansas is important to the state.
The Sunflower State’s Bioscience Eminent Scholars Program recruits distinguished bioscience researchers to Kansas institutions. Another effort, the Kansas Bioscience Rising Stars Program, enlists world-class bioscience scholars to the state and encourages the state’s best scholars to stay.
Recruiting High-Potential Companies
The Kansas R&D Voucher Program gives early-stage financing and support to bioscience companies with high-potential but high-risk innovations. Meanwhile, the Kansas Bioscience Matching Fund matches a portion of research grants for large-scale research and development projects at academic institutions.
The Kansas Bioscience Expansion & Attraction Program focuses on high-tech jobs, a program partially administered by the Kansas Department of Commerce to provide funds to growing bioscience companies.
Building Research Centers
Kansas has committed to build several world-class centers of innovation over the next 10 years, centers that will provide innovative research along with profitable commercial applications.
Animal health and human health – the state’s core bioscience sectors – also have special initiatives. The Collaborative Biosecurity Research Initiative is a $2.5 million effort to promote products that will protect Americans from a terrorist attack that spreads animal-borne disease. Meanwhile, the Collaborative Cancer Research Initiative will promote all areas of cancer research in the state.