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

Miller Nichols Library - University of Missouri-Kansas City

UMKC University Libraries link users to a world of scholarly information available through licensed online databases and journals.


The UMKC University Libraries are where great minds meet. You will find great ideas and thinkers in our rich collections, inviting spaces in which to collaborate with others, and inspiring programs and exhibits that pique your intellectual curiosity. We are an essential partner in intellectual discovery, knowledge creation, and empowerment while serving as the hub of learning activities for students, researchers, and UMKC's urban neighbors. 

Miller Nichols Library, located on the Volker campus, is UMKC’s largest library and houses the general collection, Music/Media Library, LaBudde Special Collections, and Marr Sound Archives. Community members are able to access our physical collections, and can receive a guest logon to access most of our electronic resources.

Entrepreneurs and business owners seeking additional services are welcome to explore our Guest Borrower Program for checkout privileges, or Guest Researcher Program for more extensive services.


Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Research Projects

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data
Primary ContactCindy Thompson
Address800 E 51st Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone(816) 235-1526