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 - Kansas City - Office of Technology Commercialization

The Office of Technology Commercialization at UMKC helps UMKC researchers share their discoveries with the world.


Eric Anderson is the director of the Office of Technology Commercialization, which is the technology transfer office (TTO) for the University of Missouri - Kansas City.  The other staff member is Melanie Roberts and she is a Business Operations Associate Senior.  With these two FTE the TTO receives in approximately 30 disclosures each year from a variety of the departments throughout the university.  Disclosure of inventions are from the School of Computing and Engineering, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, dental, chemistry and other schools.   The TTO reviews and works to receive General Counsel approval on non-disclosure agreements, material transfer agreements, data use agreements, collaboration and inter-institutional agreements, as well as options and licenses. Technology evaluations are offered in addition to prior art searching and analysis.  The TTO provides marketing of the technologies and works with the UMKC Innovation Center to provide industry contact.


Legal Services

  • Patent Seminars
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Technology Transfer

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Regulatory Compliance

  • Patent Information
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Technology Transfer
Primary ContactEric Anderson
Address4747 Troost, Room 120
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone(816) 235-5091