Kansas State University is among a coalition of regional organizations selected as of one of 31 Tech Hubs designated this week by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration.
The Kansas City Inclusive Biologics and Biomanufacturing Tech Hub or KC BioHub, will aim to build biomanufacturing capacity and bring in jobs and businesses to the Kansas City area. It will be led by Kansas City-based BioNexus and have the ability to receive up to $75 million in federal funding over the next five years as well as bring other private investments in biotech and biomanufacturing to the region.
K-State Vice President for Research David Rosowsky says the announcement also comes on the heels of a recent announcement from the state to fund a biomanufacturing training and education center at K-State, an announcement from the National Science Foundation to support a Type-1 Regional Innovation Engine in Biosciences being led by K-State, an internal major equipment grant program in biosciences and biomanufacturing, and plans to hire 12 new faculty positions in biomanufacturing, supporting biosciences and enabling technologies.
Sen. Jerry Moran and others will hold a press conference Monday to discuss the region’s designation as a tech hub.


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