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

Missouri Rural Enterprise and Innovation Center

The Missouri Rural Enterprise and Innovation Center facilitates innovation-based economic growth in Northeast Missouri. MREIC provides support to entrepreneurs through one-on-one assistance and links to important resources.


Established in 2006, Missouri Rural Enterprise and Innovation Center is a non-profit innovation center located in Kirksville, Missouri. MREIC is dedicated to the needs of entrepreneurs in Northeast Missouri. Its primary focus is to enhance entrepreneurship by providing a supportive infrastructure for entrepreneurs, allowing them to enhance their capabilities, broaden their networks and successfully grow their companies. MREIC's location near Truman State University and A.T. Still University allows the center to focus on available University resources to generate new ventures; including innovations in healthy aging and information intensive technologies. MREIC's services are available to all entrepreneurs. MREIC currently is supporting the start-up of client ventures with products ranging from food innovations to construction components to products with military applications to those for information-sensitive security systems.


Business Planning

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Equity Funding

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects

Legal Services

  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development


  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

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

  • Incubator Space

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development

Regulatory Compliance

  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Technology Transfer


  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactCarolyn Chrisman
Address315 S. Franklin St.
Kirksville, MO 63501
Phone(660) 665-3348
Fax(660) 785-2530