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

Helix Center Biotech Incubator

Helix Center Biotech Incubator located near the Danforth Plant Science Center offers 33,000-square-feet of office incubator space, wet and dry labs for early-stage plant and life sciences and bio technology companies.


Located near the The Danforth Plant Science Center, the largest independent plant science research institute in the world, and the BioReseach & Development Growth (BRDG) Park, which serves emerging, post-incubator companies, is Helix Center Biotech Incubator. Near Monsanto's world headquarters is this 33,000-square-feet facility which contains affordable wet labs, dry labs, office space, and so much more -nuturing, mentoring, financing, and collaboration.


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Equity Funding

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Wet Lab Incubator

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Incubator Space
  • Wet Lab Incubator

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Startup Business Counseling
Primary ContactColleen Mulvihill
AddressSaint Louis, MO 63132