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

Jordan Valley Innovation Center

The Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC) operates under a mission of product development for corporate partners and providing interdisciplinary educational experience for students. JVIC is an industry-led, university supported research and development facility designed to accelerate commercialization of new technologies.


The Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC) is a 75,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility to conduct cutting-edge research and development within a collaborative environment.   The seven-story facility is comprised of built-out tenant lab space, shared space, and staff and facilities in the Center for Applied Science and Engineering (CASE) and the Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences (CBLS).  CASE and CBLS focus on assisting companies with developing new technologies and accelerating new product development.  JVIC is owned and operated by Missouri State University, and CASE and CBLS are university research centers established to collaborate with the private sector to advance and accelerate new technologies.

JVIC is a unique university-private sector research, development and commercialization model that focuses on product development, research, and educational opportunities.  JVIC focuses on collaboration with private companies on new technologies and accelerating products to viable markets. 

Our shared resource environment allows the University to provide state of the art facilities and equipment that is affordable to corporate clients.  JVIC has extensive experience in biomaterials, nanotechnology, carbon-based electronics, biomedical instrument development, advanced manufacturing and prototyping, and translational research.  Clients have access to about 20 scientists and technicians.

One of the priorities that set JVIC apart from other universities is our policy on intellectual property.  Missouri State University forgoes ownership of IP in exchange for JVIC’s role in products brought to market.   It allows a company to own the IP and avoid the expenses and challenges of licensing technology during the research process


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

  • Incubator Space

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
Primary ContactAllen Kunkel
Address524 N Booneville Ave
Springfield, MO 65897
Phone(417) 836-3020
Fax(417) 836-8810