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.
UMKC Innovation Center

Academy of Science - St. Louis

The Academy of Science - St. Louis seeks to advance the public understanding of science and promote interest in the sciences to students and adults through accessible, year-round seminars and educational initiatives. The Academy of Science-St. Louis was formed in by visionaries and entrepreneurs in the areas of science and engineering 1856 to promote the understanding and appreciation of science.


The Academy of Science partners with entrepreneurial organizations to promote science and technology entrepreneurship. Examples include Science Frontiers Seminars with the Skandalaris Center (Washington University) and Innovate St. Louis; Biotech seminars with SIU Edwardsville; patent workshops with Webster University and partnering with community organizations and schools on outreach to the next generation of entrepreneurs. The Academy also recognizes Innovation via an annual Outstanding St Louis Scientist Awards Dinner and through scholarships and recognition of authentic science research by high school students participating in the Academy’s Honors Science Fair. See for full calendar of events.

Science Education & Life Sciences Development

  • Science/Bioscience Seminars
  • Science Careers Explorations
  • Science for the Public
  • Teen Science Cafe
  • Junior Academy of Science
  • Academy of Science - St. Louis Science Fair
  • Academy of Science - St. Louis BioBlitz


Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Science/Bioscience Seminars
Primary ContactMary Burke
Address5050 Oakland Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63110
Phone(314) 533-8291
Fax(314) 533-8885