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 Central Region Office - KY Innovation Network

Mission Statement

To facilitate the creation, growth, recruitment and retention of science and technology/scalable companies within the central region of Kentucky.


Since 2001 the Kentucky Innovation Network has created a network of business leaders and mentors to assist in growing companies and creating jobs. Assisting with business development, growth strategies, and finding funding sources the Kentucky Innovation Network can help you make a difference.

About the Program

The Network is managed in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, along with local partners. Each office is staffed by experienced and educated business leaders.  

Whether you are the leader of an established company, the founder of a small business, a researcher or a university professor, if your goal is to make a difference, the Network can help.

Counties through the Bowling Green Office

Adair, Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Green, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren

Counties served through the Elizabethtown Office

Breckenridge, Grayson, Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Taylor, and Washington

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Do you have a great idea, product or invention?                         

The Bucks for Bright Ideas competition is accepting online applications through April 16th.                 

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.       

More information on the program and an application are available at Bucks For Bright Ideas by calling Lynn Minton at 270-901-3490.                        

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.

 Central Region Office - Kentucky Innovation Network 

2413 Nashville Road, Suite B8
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101

Telephone:  270-901-3490


The Central Region Office - Kentucky Innovation Network is located in the Center for Research and Development on the corner of Campbell Lane and Nashville Road in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


From I-65 take Exit 20 (Natcher Parkway-North) to Exit 6 (Bowling Green-US-31W N). Merge right onto Nashville Road, continue to follow US-31W North. Travel approximately 1.5 mile to the Center for Research and Development, on the left.


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 Last Modified 3/7/17