Skip To The Main Content

Need help? Call us!

(573) 751-3934

Innovation Centers

The Missouri Innovation Center Network is a major statewide resource for commercializing Missouri innovations.

The centers were created to “provide assistance to individuals and business organizations during the early stages of the development of new technology-based business ventures.” $348.271 RSMo.

Missouri innovation centers work closely with their associated universities and are primarily targeted to develop high-growth advanced technology companies. Innovation Centers provide specialized facilities, access to capital, technical and business experts, resources and specialized service providers to these companies.

  • Stimulating technology entrepreneurship
  • Opportunity assessment (the technology, the market and the management team)
  • Planning, financing and accomplishing research and development
  • Developing the business plan and securing startup funding and growth capital
  • Incubating the ventures that result (mentoring and physically accommodating startup firms).

Missouri Innovation Centers

UMKC Innovation Center

UMKC Innovation Center

With a suite of high-impact programs, the Innovation Center helps emerging and existing business owners, whether they are student, faculty or community-based, hone their business basics, evaluate commercialization opportunities and connect with the right resources at the right time.