Wichita State University's Innovation Campus brings together resources, ideas, expertise and student talent to make the world a better place. See how innovation is central to what we do.

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WSU Innovation Campus wins Emerging Research Park Award

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) has awarded Wichita State’s Innovation Campus with the 2023 Emerging Research Park Award at its annual international conference held this week.

Each year AURP recognizes a research park or innovation district that, within 10 years, has created an exceptional ecosystem which brings technology from inception to market, creates high-paying jobs, and contributes to the economic health of its region.



The Innovation Campus provides amazing research facilities, makerspaces and labs, and access to top-flight centers and institutes -- all at Wichita State.
Student working in the robotics lab.

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Interact with the National Science Foundation's No. 1 ranked college in industry-funded aerospace research

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A short walk from the National Institute for Aviation Research and other WSU centers and research labs.

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Share a research and learning community with faculty and students in our excellent engineering and business schools.


Nearly a dozen companies and organizations already call the Innovation Campus home, interacting daily with our students and faculty and each other to accelerate timelines from ideation to product creation.
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Slash product development timelines with Dassault Systèmes' North American 3DEXPERIENCE Center.

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Build anything you can dream up at GoCreate, a Koch collaborative, one of the largest makerspaces in the U.S.

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Advanced Prototyping through 3D printing, augmented reality simulations and multi-robotic advanced manufacturing.


Partnership logos: Spirit Aerosystems, Fairmount Technologies LLC, Firepoint, Hexagon, Hyatt Place, GoCreate, Dassault Systems, Sedgwick County Kansas, Airbus, BCG, City of Wichita, Deloitte, NetApp, Martin Defense Group, The YMCA, Textron Aviation


The Innovation Campus provides access to nationally recognized experts in virtually every field to find solutions and bring products to market quicker.
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Faculty experts in almost every subject -- with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and research.

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Connect with the more than 30 academic centers and institutes at Wichita State.

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A full slate of business resources on hand -- from business planning to market research and product development.


Wichita State is among the leaders in providing real-world work experiences for students. You can harness our innovative design-thinking approach and student skills to help move your company forward.
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Connect to our students through well-established portals like the Career Development Center.

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Identify future employees by hiring our students while they're still in school.

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Harness student energy to tackle projects of all sizes.


As an Innovation Campus partner, your employees will be steps away from great amenities, including the city's newest YMCA, a host of dining options and a long list of free services and discounts.
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About Wichita

Part of what makes Wichita State a special place to collaborate is the incredible city that we call home.

As Kansas' largest city — with a growing population of nearly 700,000 — Wichita is the commercial, industrial, financial, medical, cultural and entertainment hub for the state.


Learn more about Wichita

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Wichita State has activated the campus with interactive spaces that complement the many new retail and services offerings. We want the community to come see what we have to offer.

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Students from every college can benefit from the great partnerships on the Innovation Campus. See how to get involved.