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Institute for Commercialization


The Office of Corporate Engagement works to connect K-State researchers with industry in a variety of ways. Examples of recent projects are below. 

Pet Food Program

The Pet Food Program was started by a cross-campus faculty led team made up of dedicated individuals with a personal interest in providing a coordinated and professional program to address talent, training and expertise in this underserved area. Kansas and this region has a very significant presence in the pet food manufacturing industry. Kansas State University has a long history in animal food and nutrition research and training, and the campus has a strong culture of working with animals and industry.

Bulk Solids Innovation Center

Bulk solids make up more than 80 percent of items transported around the world, yet formal education and research about the science of these materials is not completely understood. The Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center is a valued resource to companies that design and utilize systems for bulk solids. The center is used to study and gain understanding of how to handle these materials, and in turn, will enhance efficiency and productiveness in those businesses’ operations.

Research Showcase

The Research Showcase spotlights K-State research capabilities, facilities, and resources. We've held successful events for the past two years and are looking forward to another showcase in May 2017. 

PepsiCo Research and Development Seminar

The grain science and industry and food, nutrition, dietetics and health departments, sponsored "Introduction to PepsiCo R&D and Technology Wants" student and faculty seminar in the Leadership Studies Building's Town Hall.