New products and businesses

Bringing Ideas to Life

Intellectual property & inventions

MU research often leads to new technologies, tools, therapeutics, diagnostics, compositions and other inventions. The Technology Advancement team helps Mizzou inventors leverage the impact of their research by collaborating with industry partners, entrepreneurs and investors to translate innovations into products, jobs and businesses. 

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Student entrepreneurship

Mizzou offers programs, coaching and resources to help students turn ideas for new products, services and businesses into reality.

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Mizzou Lab 2 Market

This network of contacts, programs and services is available to inventors navigating the multi-faceted commercialization process.

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Translational research programs & business accelerators

MU Coulter Biomedical Accelerator Program

Provides proof-of-concept funding and training for physician-engineer teams interested in translating biomedical innovations into products that improve health and patient care.

Midwest Biomedical Accelerator Consortium

Offers proof-of-concept funding and training, including the basics of biomedical and biotech product development and get-to-market strategies.

MU Midwest BioAccelerator

Offers mentoring and wraparound support in the development of new products related to the detection and mitigation of infectious diseases and other national biodefense and health security needs.

Missouri Innovation Center

Provides high-growth ventures with mentoring, business counseling, educational programming, networking opportunities and space in the MU Life Science Business Incubator.

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Technology search

Discover university innovations in engineering, life sciences, medicine and other areas that are available for licensing and further development.

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Startup companies

MU inventors interested in starting a company based on Mizzou research can take advantage of many university programs.

Mizzou Venture Mentoring Service

This confidential service surrounds promising startup companies with trusted volunteer business mentor teams. It is available at no cost to MU-affiliated entrepreneurs, including students, alumni, faculty, staff and clients of the Missouri Innovation Center and Small Business Development Centers. 

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Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans

This national program offers cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans.

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