K-State innovators recognized at Ingenuity CentralCompiled
from articles by K-State Olathe Marketing and Communications.
|K-State Olathe recently
launched Ingenuity Central, an event serving as a hub for
cross-pollination of inventive ideas among different industry sectors.
(Photo: Tommy Theis)|
recently served as a catalyst in bringing together Kansas City's most innovative
visionaries through an event called Ingenuity Central.
business executives, educators, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and local
and state leaders participated in Ingenuity Central, which featured the work of
22 corporate partners and 10 K-State researchers.
Designed as a hub
for cross-pollination of inventive ideas among different industry sectors,
Ingenuity Central showcased exhibits highlighting diverse companies ranging from
Garmin and Aratana Therapeutics to Red Dirt and PepGel. In addition, K-State
research displays illustrated innovations ranging from new ways to fight cancer
to potential new uses of unmanned aerial systems.
created a unique environment for business, education, government and community
to leverage cross-industry concepts, stimulate relationships and promote further
innovation and business growth," said Prema Arasu, K-State Olathe CEO and vice
provost. "As a campus committed to regional needs, we wanted to facilitate
collaborations on new business ideas and new product concepts as a result of
this event. Based on the great feedback from attendees, we hope to make this an
|Prema Arasu is K-State
Olathe's CEO and vice provost. (Photo: David
Innovations highlighted during the day-long event included:
Technology for recycling wastewater to drinkable water by
• 3-D gaming immersive environments to understand how
decisions are made for geospatial awareness and recognition by K-State’s
• Secure, password-free mobile device user
authentication by EyeVerify.
• Early detection of lung and thyroid
cancers through a blood test by K-State’s Stefan Bossman and Deryl
• Interactive telematics technology that allows farmers/growers
to manage data from their fields and machines by John
• Activity monitors through a smart chip on a collar by
FitBark, and much more.
"Several MRIGlobal staff participated and I
believe we all came away feeling that it was a good and positive event," said
John S. Stanley, vice president of emerging programs at MRIGlobal. "We have
several follow-ups from companies that we met as well as renewing our efforts
and initiatives for collaborative programs with KSU."
Check out the 22
corporations highlighted at 2015 Ingenuity Award Winners. Learn more about the K-State
researchers at K-State Innovators.