Plug and Play
Plug and Play is a global leader in connecting the best technology startups to the world’s largest corporations and is located right here in Topeka, KS. Through Plug and Play’s first animal health and ag tech accelerator program, Topeka and Shawnee County has become part of a global network of innovators and entrepreneurs that tackle the world’s biggest challenges in animal health, food supply & safety as well as sustainability.
Animal Health Corridor
Topeka is in the heart of the (KC) Animal Health Corridor, the largest concentration of animal health industry companies in the world. The Animal Health Corridor represents 56% of total worldwide animal health, diagnostics, and pet food sales and is home to over 300 animal health companies including, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Cargill, Bimini, and more.
This open-access platform is specifically designed to support scaling tech communities, with reliable intelligence and novel insights. The platform is an ongoing collaborative project. Any startup, investor, or ecosystem stakeholder can add their own company and organization details, and enhance their profile – providing open access to real-time data for the community. More accuracy and transparency in tech and investment industry data will not only improve local ecosystem connectivity, but will also help put the region on the map as a young promising tech hub.
Innovation Center and District
The new Innovation center is a $14.5M development in the center of Topeka’s new innovation district. Home to Plug and Play, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Evergy, as well as educational and research institutions, mixed-use development, start-ups, and entrepreneurs, the Innovation District is the perfect combination of economic, physical, and networking assets for innovators to succeed. Welcome to the center of innovation.
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Resources, Programming, & Events
Topeka offers a wide range of resources, events, and educational opportunities for businesses of all sizes and in any stage. At the center of innovation, you can find everything you need to succeed.