K-State Olathe planned its inaugural Ingenuity Central (IC) Event showcasing the top 22 most innovative companies in the region. The Ingenuity Award is being presented to businesses who have developed inventive technology, products or processes. K-State Olathe will salute the winners during a new event, Ingenuity Central, on April 9 at its Innovation Campus.

Selected from a group of 200 companies, the inaugural Ingenuity Award recipients include:

“Ingenuity Central creates a unique environment for representatives of these groups to leverage cross-industry concepts, to stimulate relationships and promote further innovation and business growth. As a campus committed to regional needs, we want to facilitate collaborations on new business ideas and new product concepts as a result of this event. Stronger connections between business, education, entrepreneurs, government and community are key ingredients for an innovation ecosystem,” said Dr. Prema Arasu, CEO of K-State Olathe Innovation Campus.”

We are thrilled to be recognized as an innovator alongside iconic brands as well as high-growth startups in the KC area and would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the team at K-State Olathe.


Ingenuity Central is designed to be a hub for cross-pollination of leading-edge ideas between regional businesses in greater Kansas City. Executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and local and state leaders will be able to share ideas, leveraging cross-industry concepts and generate new innovations.

More information and a detailed agenda are available at http://www.ingenuitycentralkso.com.  For further questions, contact Angela Cummins at K-State Olathe at 913 307 7341 or [email protected]