University of Missouri inventors and researchers generate new knowledge and original ideas that educate students, benefit citizens and serve the public good. Their work is often the basis for jobs and emerging businesses that fuel economic growth and prosperity.
The Office of Technology Management & Industry Relations (OTMIR) identifies, assesses, licenses and protects inventions resulting from MU's world-class research. We also create and facilitate pathways for the transfer of innovations to the marketplace, where research truly benefits society.
MU is the largest public research institution in Missouri. Commercializing inventions and research discoveries in partnership with companies, entrepreneurs and investors is central to fulfilling our research and economic development missions.