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OIE Background

Office of Innovation and
Entrepreneurship (OIE)

Pittsburg State University


Pittsburg, KS

Project Name

Pittsburg Research Park


Science & Research Park Development Grants

Award Amount


The Tyler Research Center, located in Pittsburg and associated with Pittsburg State University (PSU), opened in 2007 and was built with extra space dedicated to validating commercialization processes for technical and scientific discoveries.  It has 22,000 square feet with eighteen labs and twenty-two fume hoods.  The facility includes space for true bench-to-market product development. Funding through this grant will be used to create plans that guide the improvement of the Tyler Research Center (with its surrounding land) and other facilities in the region to be technology commercialization structures. The plans will analyze the physical and organizational resources available in the region, provide detailed recommendations regarding the enhancement of existing facilities and the creation of new ones, and evaluate the economic impact of the commercialization program while providing sustainability recommendations.