Resources for Innovators or New Businesses

Wichita State University Resources
Patent & Trademark Resources
  • SBIR/STTR Funding Does your business need a boost? Get an introduction to America’s Largest Seed Fund: U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.
  • SBIR/STTR America's Seed Fund
Other Resources
  • Inventors Association of South Central Kansas fosters and promotes the development and distribution of useful inventions and discoveries to the public.
  • Network Kansas assists entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout the state of Kansas by providing a portal that connects entrepreneurs and small business owners with resources.
  • NXTUS helps grow startup, strengthen innovation culture and build support systems.  
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) provides small business loans and assistance programs and initiatives to aid and inform small businesses.
  • Wichita SCORE mentors provide entrepreneurs with in-depth industry specific business assistance to assist in evaluating ideas and business plans.
  • Wichita Public Library's small business support page has multiple resources including databases for research, business librarian support, and collaboration space.  

Resources for Industry

Research, Design, and Testing 
  • NIAR is known globally for our expertise in the most critical areas of aerospace R&D including composites and advanced materials, digital twin and advanced manufacturing technologies such as automated and additive manufacturing. We provide research, design, testing, certification and training to manufacturing industries and government agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense. 
  • Project Spectrum is a comprehensive, cost-effective platform that provides companies, institutions, and organizations with cybersecurity information, resources, tools, and training.


Interested in training or events?


NIAR Labs Training
SBIR/STTR Training
Other Industry Training or Events