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Technology Development Institute

The Technology Development Institute provides a variety of resources and services through collaborative engineering and business development partnerships to advance technologies, people, and companies.


The Technology Development Institute (TDI) at Kansas State University provides a broad range of services and project management resources to both private industry and university researchers to advance the commercial readiness of new products and technologies.  The core of TDI consists of experienced innovators, engineers, designers, economic developers, and business professionals that work directly with startups, entrepreneurs, small/large companies, and researchers to identify tasks which need to be completed to move development projects forward. These tasks include product design and engineering, commercialization planning, control systems and automation, computer simulation, product testing, prototyping, and shop fabrication. Throughout the years, TDI has developed an extensive network of organizations including university experts, patent attorneys, engineering service providers, prototyping specialists, and manufacturers to collaborate in developing and launching new products and technologies into the marketplace. 


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting & Development
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Entity Formation
  • Patent Information, Trademark & Copyright Information

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Manufacturing Development
  • Plant Layout
  • Time Studies


  • Competitive Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development Strategy
  • Research (Domestic Markets)

Office, Laboratory & Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting Space
  • Office Space

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design & Development
  • Prototype Development
  • Research/Engineering

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
Primary ContactJeff Tucker
Address510 McCall Road
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone(785) 532-7044
Fax(785) 532-7031