UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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Research, Read, and Understand Patents

Saturday, February 6 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm • Organized By St. Louis Community College, Continuing Education
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The jargon and legalese of patents can be daunting. But, as an inventor, it’s critical to conduct basic patent research to determine if your idea already exists. Discover how to better read and understand the contents and key parts of a patent. Learn the meaning of and requirements for terms such as “claims,” “prior art,” “infringement” and more. Uncover how to improve your research inquiries on free websites and how to use what you learn from other patents to aid development of your own.
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