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

University of Missouri - College of Engineering

Established in 1849, Mizzou Engineering is home to eight ABET-accredited programs and aims to educate the next generation of engineering leaders and drive the charge in research and education in several multi-disciplinary fields.

About

Established in 1849, the University of Missouri College of Engineering’s excellence includes eight disciplines, 113 faculty members, nearly 3,000 of the brightest undergraduates on campus and more than 500 exceptional graduate students at the flagship campus of the UM System. With eight ABET-accredited programs, the College aims to educate the next generation of engineering leaders and drive the charge in research and education in several multi-disciplinary fields, including Big Data Analytics, Biomedical Innovations and Sustainability inFEWSed (Food, Energy, Water, Smart Cities). The College also includes two federally-funded research centers and more than 30 signature research programs and labs. Located in the heart of Missouri, the College of Engineering at Mizzou operates the University of Missouri Research Reactor, the most powerful nuclear research reactor on a university campus nationwide. The College currently is under the leadership of Elizabeth G. Loboa, the first female dean in its history.

Services

Business Planning

  • Feasibility Studies

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Watershed Planning

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Technology Grants

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Retention

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Research Projects

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • High Tech Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
  • Science/Bioscience Seminars
  • Technology Transfer
  • Wet Lab Incubator

Marketing/Sales

  • Website Development

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

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

  • Accelerators
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Incubator Space
  • Maker Space
  • Wet Lab Incubator

Operations and Logistics

  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Product Development

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

Technical Assistance

  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Technology Transfer
  • Website Development
Primary ContactSteven Devlin
AddressW1025 Lafferre Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone(573) 882-6555