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Conflict of interest
MU manages activities that present real or perceived conflicts of interest. It is important for employees involved in commercialization activities to contact our staff for guidance and support.
Innovators interested in founding a company based on Mizzou research should consult this guide, which includes tips, potential conflicts of interest, university requirements, business considerations and more.
Academic innovations are often not “commercial ready,” or developed enough for the marketplace. Please consult our staff about managing translational research funding and other sponsored research.
We help inventors leverage the impact of their research by evaluating innovations for market potential, securing intellectual property protection and executing license agreements with commercial partners.
Small Business Development Center experts, located across Missouri, provide personalized and extensive services to help new and existing businesses succeed at every stage.
The Mizzou Venture Mentoring Service surrounds the most promising MU-affiliated startup companies with confidential and trusted volunteer business mentor teams.
Small business funding
Take advantage of training programs focused on helping you obtain federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants for late-stage translational research.
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.