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

MU Office of Technology Management & Industry Relations

The Office of Technology Management & Industry Relations at MU serves the public good by bringing university innovations to the marketplace, where research truly benefits society. We do this in partnership with companies, entrepreneurs and investors.

About

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. 

Services

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects

Legal Services

  • Patent Seminars
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • High Tech Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Science/Bioscience Seminars
  • Technology Transfer

Marketing/Sales

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Regulatory Compliance

  • Patent Information
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Starting a Business

  • Startup Business Counseling

Technical Assistance

  • Technology Transfer
Primary ContactChris Fender
AddressMizzou North, Room 706
115 Business Loop 70 W.
Columbia, MO 65211-8375
Phone(573) 882-6013