Research Connections

The 2021 event was held on Oct. 26 | 2022 event date TBD


Research Connections


Everyone engaged in research, scholarly, and creative activity and discovery at K-State is invited to attend and exhibit at this internal event.

  • Explore interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Find resources.
  • Promote your work.

The 2020-2021 winners of the Excellence in Innovation and Economic Engagement Award were announced at the event on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The award recognizes exemplary economic engagement across efforts in talent, innovation and place.



Registration for the 2022 event will be announced in the summer of 2022.


Event history

Research Connections is part of an ongoing series of events conceived by a group that came together in May 2013 to support K-State corporate engagement and research collaboration efforts. Representatives from the Office of the Vice President for Research, K-State Innovation Partners, the Kansas State University Foundation and the Career Center created a Working with Industry Boot Camp and associated workshops to support faculty efforts to forge relationships with industry sponsors. The group sponsored the first Research Connections event in fall 2017 and Research Showcase events in spring 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.


Event contact

Katie Small
Industry engagement manager


Sponsored by: The Office of the Vice President for Research, K-State Innovation Partners and the Kansas State University Foundation.