MTC’s Innovation Center Program is a major statewide resource for commercializing Missouri research discoveries and innovations. Innovation centers are the “boots on the ground” that assist Missouri entrepreneurs in creating and growing new high-tech, high-growth businesses.
The centers work closely with their associated universities and provide the specialized business counseling, hands-on business development, and finance assistance needed to take technology from the lab or garage into a thriving business that creates high-paying jobs. Many also operate physical incubators that provide laboratories and office space at affordable rates.
There are nine innovation centers throughout the state located in Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Joplin, Kansas City, Kirksville, Rolla, Springfield, St. Joseph and St. Louis.