Missouri Innovation Center works with innovators and entrepreneurs to translate research innovations into technologies, products, processes, and new ventures that benefit society.
The public and the private sectors share the risks inherent in the translation process - with public funds to the fore in the early research phase, and private and corporate capital coming into the picture to move innovations through the development process and into the marketplace.
When the process of commercializing technology is functioning well, quality jobs are created and economies and communities benefit. Life Science and Technology firms in particular have a large and positive impact on the economy and quality of life.
Communities that pursue technology-led economic development strategies employ three synergistic approaches: they license technologies to generate capital to intensify research and innovation; they create home-grown technology ventures; and they recruit technology companies to their region.
Missouri Innovation Center supports all three of these strategies by leveraging research and innovation by and with the University of Missouri for the benefit of the region and the state.
Missouri Innovation Center's programs fall into the following categories:
- Developing the culture and processes for technology entrepreneurship in Mid-Missouri.
- Delivering full-cycle technology commercialization services.
- Operating a life science business incubator in affiliation with the University of Missouri.
- Providing a business mentoring and incubation program.
160l South Providence Road, Columbia Missouri 65211-3460