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Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center


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Mission Statement

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



Think of the ICC as a virtual incubator, where entrepreneurs and scientists can get assistance in perfecting and maturing their ideas and business concepts. At the core of our service is the ICC Process - a set of detailed steps and guidelines that help entrepreneurs refine their business strategy, financials, investor presentation, concept, and valuation. This detailed framework creates a professional business package for entrepreneurs which potential investors can use to quickly and easily assess their level of interest. The Process is built around well-defined steps that result in a solid business concept, valuation of the company, and investor presentation.


About the Program

The Innovation and Commercialization Center (ICC) offices represent a statewide network of regional, urban and rural offices throughout the Commonwealth.

These offices are focused on helping Kentucky entrepreneurs, scientists, and engineers perfect their business strategies in order to build successful high-tech businesses throughout Kentucky.

Funding for this program is provided by through the Kentucky Department of Commercialization and Innovation (DCI), a branch of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.


Take advantage of funding from the state

Contact Jeff Hook to receive business development support including the possibility of receiving commercialization funds from the state of Kentucky. Email:
Phone: 270-991-4944

KSTC also has resources for small business. Check out the Kentucky SBIR-STTR grant programs. For more information on this and other KSTC programs, vist


Central Region Counties

Adair, Allen Barren, Breckinridge, Butler, Cumberland, Daviess, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, Larue, Logan, Marion, McLean, Meade, Metcalf, Monroe, Nelson, Ohio, Simpson, Taylor, Warren, and Washington

ICC Map of Regions

Important Documents

Fund Guidelines

Sample Documents and Tools

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Do you have a great idea, product or invention?

If so, you need to participate in the Bucks for Bright Ideas competition. Bucks for Bright ideas is a publicly funded program that encourages residents in our region to move forward with their "bright ideas."


in prizes and donated business services are up for grabs!

Deadline for applications: April 17

Additional awards and prizes for specific categories, including high school and college students.

Complete a simple application and compete for over $25,000 worth of valuable prizes. There will be multiple winners who will receive free services from regional professional firms for market research, patent research, accounting support, product design help and more.

All applicants are eligible to receive one-on-one assistance with their idea at no charge! All ideas submitted will be held in strict confidence.


Contact Information

Central Region ICC

Douglas RohrerDouglas Rohrer
Executive Director
Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center
Western Kentucky University


Mailing Address

Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center
2413 Nashville Road, Suite B8
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101


Central Region ICC Location

The Central Region ICC 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 9/25/14