Tech Advancement


Faculty and staff inventors make significant contributions to the University's core missions. TAO is dedicated to protecting intellectual property rights and transforming research into commercializable products and processes.

We encourage close communication between our office and inventors. These relationships result in more effective and efficient patenting, marketing and licensing of a technology.

This section of the website is designed to provide information and tools for faciltating the process of technology transfer.

TAO has developed an Inventor's Guide, organized to provide convenient and clear answers to common questions from MU’s research community, as well as a broad overview of the technology transfer processes and related services now available. You can view it online, or   print it for your reference.

Last Updated: February 1, 2019