BioNexus KC is focused on life sciences research, workforce development, commercialization, and collaboration. Some of our key programs are listed below.

Research Development Grant Program

Research grants serve to stimulate the development and submission of major multidisciplinary research proposals from investigators in the life sciences to government or private agencies. Learn more

Workforce Development

Talent, or human capital, has become every community’s most vital asset in today’s knowledge-based economy. In the same way that resources have been devoted to the development of physical infrastructure, communities that will compete and thrive in this emerging economy must take an aggressive, proactive approach to human capital. Learn more


The ability to transfer discoveries and innovations from the laboratory to the marketplace strengthens the economy and enables us to truly help people. Along with augmenting life sciences research capacity and attracting and retaining talented researchers and workers, commercialization is a key component of a three-pronged approach to capitalizing on regional life sciences assets. Learn more


Collaborate2Cure is a program providing a platform for scientists to collaborate around a specific scientific problem to identify innovative solutions to that problem. The program allows researchers to communicate their scientific research interests to a diverse, multidisciplinary audience that may generate new ideas and approaches to their work. The goal of each series is to reveal powerful discoveries leading to cures and increase research funding for the KC region. Learn more