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Missouri S&T Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (TTED)

The Missouri S&T Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (TTED) provides support to S&T faculty, students and researchers to provide IP protection, identify licensees and commercialize university inventions, assisting them to convert their innovative ideas into products, technologies, and services that can benefit society.

About

The Missouri S&T Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (TTED) provides support to S&T faculty, students and researchers to provide IP protection, identify licensees and commercialize university inventions, assisting  them to convert their innovative ideas into products, technologies, and services that can benefit society. We also operate a Small Business Technology Development Center focused on starting and expanding small business across a nine county region in Central Missouri. We operate a student incubator to encourage and support student entrepreneurship. Finally, our office operates and manages Innovation Park a Research and Technology Park adjacent to The Missouri S&T campus, the Technology Development Center, the park’s first building house a number of technology companies including campus corporate partners, faculty startups and student owned businesses.

Principle Functions:

 

  • Provide information to faculty on intellectual property and technology transfer.
  • Review disclosures for patentability, freedom to operate, and marketability.
  • Maintain federal and grant compliance regarding intellectual property.
  • Filing of provisional and non-provisional patents applications.
  • Facilitate commercialization of technologies and collaboration with outside organizations.
  • Manage non-disclosure, inter-institutional, and collaboration agreements.
  • Actively market and promote technologies to commercial entities.
  • Negotiate, draft, and maintain license agreements.
  • Offer training course for small businesses such as; First Steps to starting a business, financing your new venture, Winning SBIR/STTR grants, and doing business with the Federal Government.
  • Provide in depth business counseling to local small businesses
  • Provide assistance for grant submission
  • Provide support for small business government contracting
  • Market and develop Innovation Park
  • Negotiate lease and manage Innovation Park tenants 

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment Providers
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Technology Grants
  • Venture Capital Equity Providers

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Retention

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects

Legal Services

  • Patent Seminars
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

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

Marketing/Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

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

  • Coworking Space
  • Incubator Space
  • Office Equipment and Furniture
  • Office Space

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development

Regulatory Compliance

  • Patent Information
  • Registration, licenses and permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Commercialization
  • Technology Transfer

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactKeith Strassner
Addresss900 Innovation Drive
Suite 145
Rolla, MO 65401
Phone(573) 341-3676