Ennovar in the News

2016 Innovation Awards: Ennovar at Wichita State University

June 30, 2016
Wichita State University has adopted a movement toward innovation and experiential learning...and Ennovar is leading the way.

The hope is to create new products and jobs, growing and diversifying the regional economy. WSU also wants to produce well-trained graduates who build careers in Wichita, rather than leaving.

Partnerships at Ennovar lead to jobs

New partnerships at Wichita State are leading to more job opportunities for students.

May 11, 2016
In the past two months, WSU’s Ennovar, the Institute of Emerging Technologies and Market Solutions, has engaged with local companies Fliphound, Clutch Studio and Alltite, as well as national companies Dell and Commvault.

Innovating at Ennovar

Kenton Hansen lands in the type of applied learning he loves

March 11, 2016
Daniel McCoy, The Wichita Business Journal
Kenton Hansen is no stranger to entrepreneurship in Wichita. Hansen has been a prominent figure in the startup community for years. And he isn't slowing down. In November, he joined Ennovar at Wichita State University as software development director.

Wichita State promotes local economic development with new job creation program

July 2015
Technology Transfer Tactics
Wichita State University (WSU) is pursuing its goals of fostering local economic development and enhancing student experiential learning through a new self-funded organization called Ennovar, which recently announced a $600,000 partnership with California-based tech firm PassFail LLC, a subsidiary of Social Networking Technology, Inc. The unique partnership not only creates new jobs for university grads, it also generates revenue for the school in the form of company stock for every new hire culled from the campus.

WSU’s new Ennovar group announces contract with high-tech firm (requires subscription)
WSU's new Ennovar group announces contract with high-tech firm (PDF)

May 8, 2015
Dan Voorhis, The Wichita Eagle
Wichita State University’s effort to build a high-tech job creation machine is taking another step. WSU recently launched a new self-funded organization, Ennovar, and, at a news conference on Friday, announced a $600,000 contract with an Internet company, Social Networking Technology.

Wichita State partnering with California-based tech company to create student jobs

May 8, 2015, 11:45am CDT
Josh Heck, Wichita Business Journal
Wichita State University is taking experiential learning to a new level.
The university is partnering with California-based Social Networking Technology Inc. on a one-year contract worth more than $600,000 to provide 18 student support positions during the fall semester of the 2015-2016 school year. The number of student jobs will grow to 30 by the end of the contract.

Social Networking Technology expanding locally with help of WSU partnership

May 8, 2015, 1:43pm CDT
Josh Heck, Wichita Business Journal
When California-based Social Networking Technology began looking for expansion opportunities, Wichita stood out.

Social Networking Technology ups downtown Wichita lease

May 8, 2015, 2:28pm CDT
Josh Heck, Wichita Business Journal
A Silicon Valley-based technology company already has outgrown its space in the High Touch Technologies building in downtown Wichita.

WSU Announces Partnership With California-Based Social Networking Technology Inc.

May 8, 2015
Abigail Wilson, KMUW
Ennovar, the Institute of Emerging Technology and Market Solutions at Wichita State University announced details of a new partnership with California-based Social Networking Technology Inc. today.