The Great Plains TMC is an initiative through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Regional Innovation Clusters (RIC) program, and is hosted by the K-State Technology Development Institute. These clusters exist to help small businesses thrive through economic development as well as provide resources to attract, create, and grow businesses throughout the region
We serve individuals and businesses in the state of Kansas and the nine western counties in Missouri from the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. We look to create solutions to address these challenges and create a competitive advantage for the region. We have partnered up with a wide range of economic development entities and businesses across the Great Plains region. These partnerships will increase awareness, connect to resources, and collaborate across the Great Plains to further assist with growing entrepreneurs.
We can assist with developing innovations in the Great Plains TMC service region by connecting business and technology resources with individuals and manufacturers.
Our goal is to help individuals and manufacturing companies in making decisions about their innovations so that they can develop, launch and grow new products in the region. We help business with challenges to connect and collaborate in ways that creates a competitive advantage.
The Great Plains TMC covers the state of Kansas and western Missouri and is designed to support geographically concentrated groups of business and technology resources, suppliers, service providers and institutions in the industry.
Our experienced engineers are capable of providing technological services that meet technical deficiency needs within the cluster by utilizing a design and fabrication facility, commercial-grade design/modeling software, and fabrication equipment.
We can assist businesses with identifying the best manufacturing process for projecting long and short term production volume and utilizing available suppliers. We turn innovations into action by using manufacturing systems, custom equipment design and fabrication, and tooling and fixture development.