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.
ASTRA Innovation Center and District
The new ASTRA 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 ASTRA 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 and Programming
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.