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 - AUPD - Urban Planning + Design

Urban Planning + Design is an accredited undergraduate professional program in urban planning. We are a studio-based program with an emphasis on physical planning and community engagement.

About

Urban Planning + Design is an accredited undergraduate professional program in urban planning. We are a studio-based program with an emphasis on physical planning and community engagement.

Faculty do research into economic and community development including creative placemaking, aging in place, historic preservation, neighborhood development, and transportation. Methods used include surveys, case studies, interviews, case histories, content analyses, economic impact analysis, descriptive statistics, multivariate analysis, and econometric analysis. 

 

 

Services

Business Planning

  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Revitalization
  • Watershed Planning

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Research Projects

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Pollution Prevention

Marketing/Sales

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects

Nonprofit Development

  • Organizational Audits
  • Technical Services

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

  • Site Location

Operations and Logistics

  • Pollution Prevention

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • LGBT Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Codes
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Government Requirements

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • HUB zone Certification
Primary ContactMichael Frisch
Address5005 Rockhill Rd.
Katz Hall 109
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone(816) 235-6369