An Entrepreneurial Community
The WKU Center for Research and Development (CRD) is uniquely positioned to dramatically enhance economic development initiatives. From starting a business, providing business space, to providing lab services to help in business growth, the staff at the CRD is here for you!
Center for Research and Development (CRD)
With over 275,000 square feet of space located on 27 acres the Center for Research and Development (CRD) provides start-up businesses and existing growth businesses with the resources to succeed. Offering an ideal environment for businesses to collaborate with technology based companies, practicing engineers, and university scientists.
The CRD is home to WKU’s Applied Research Centers, the WKU Small Business Accelerator, and the Central Region Office - Kentucky Innovation Network.
For more information about the Center for Research and Development or if you are interested in locating your business in the Small Business Accelerator please contact us.
NEWS FROM THE CENTER
Do you have a great idea, product or invention?
Bucks for Bright Ideas is open to anyone that lives in the 31 counties of the Bowling Green, Owensboro and Elizabethtown region or a high school or college student in the region. Winners will be announced at the Bucks for Bright Ideas banquet on May 3rd.
Those entering the competition have the opportunity to receive help from business experts while competing for professional services worth more than $30,000. Multiple winners will receive free services from regional professional firms for market research, patent search, accounting support, product design and more. All applicants will have access to one-on-one assistance from business development experts at no charge and their ideas will remain confidential.
See what current and former clients of the WKU Small Business Accelerator have to say.
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