The sixth annual Missouri Tech Expo at the University of Missouri campus provides opportunities for researchers, entrepreneurs, investors and business professionals to interact—laying the groundwork for future commercialization of Mizzou projects while adding to the economic development of Missouri.
The all-day event features panel discussions from leaders in business and research and presentations of technologies that are ready for commercialization. In addition, two licensees of MU technology will be featured:
- Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, which is commercializing an on-board, low-pressure natural gas storage tank for small cars and trucks.
- Nanova Biomaterials Inc., which is a manufacturer of dental and orthopaedic products.
“The goal of the Tech Expo is to share the great research happening in Missouri with potential investors and entrepreneurs,” said Chris Fender, director of the Office of Technology Management and Industry Relations. “By facilitating the transfer of technologies into the marketplace, research and inventors truly can impact society.”
Examples of research from the University of Missouri system include:
- Technology that provides a new way of using laser light to create a more efficient method for tattoo removal.
- Technology that will predict mid-season crop yields.
- Technology that uses enzyme replacement as a therapeutic approach for treating retinal degenerative disorders.
Researchers and entrepreneurs from engineering, life sciences, health sciences and computer science also will provide select “elevator pitches” to connect their work with those in business who may provide the business expertise and funding needed to bring their projects to the marketplace.