You are now on the ground floor of a new, exciting, intensive effort to assist entrepreneurs, small businesses and investors in Kentucky.
KYInnovation combines statewide resources assisting:
We are the central hub for small business support. We meet the needs of founders, investors, innovators and small business owners where they are, connecting them to the resources, collaborators and capital to help companies imagine, launch, grow and scale.
Answers about Regional Innovation RFI.RFI Q&A
Kentucky’s phenomenally successful SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Program is back. Click below for more information on new guidelines and upcoming deadlines:SBIR/STTR Info
The Kentucky Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Matching Funds Award Program 2018-1019 Round is open. White Paper Short form submissions are due August 31,2018.SBIR/STTR Guidelines
KYInnovation is seeking partnerships with organizations to support entrepreneurs, startups, scaleups and innovation-driven enterprises to create "clusters of strength” throughout the Commonwealth. Download the "Request for Information" below.
Once on this site,
1. Click on "Guest Access",
2. In the "Key Word Search", type: *KY INNOVATION PROJECT*.
You will then be directed to the RFI.
Major stakeholders in Kentucky’s entrepreneurial revolution will gather Monday in Frankfort to take part in KY Innovation Day, with programming led by Chris Heivly and others from the worldwide entrepreneurial mentoring network Techstars. [...]
A product that helps top athletes bounce back through cold therapy and a startup working on an innovative way to assist first responders in lifting patients each won first-place prizes at the 11th annual Idea State U finals in Lexington. [...]
Some of the biggest names and brightest minds in venture capital worldwide will converge on Kentucky, May 7-11, as they consider funding businesses by local entrepreneurs. The events are part of Startup Week, which will also include announcements, partnerships and initiatives to fast track the state’s business innovation environment. [...]
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