Tech Advancement


The Office of Technology Management and Industry Relations (OTMIR) works to identify, assess, protect and market commercially viable intellectual property developed at The University of Missouri. The OTMIR evaluates new technologies, obtains patent protection where needed, identifies licensees and negotiates all intellectual property agreements.


The mission of Office of Technology Management and Industry Relations is to identify commercializable technology resulting from research performed at MU. Our office legally protects intellectual property, while seeking income for University and inventor, as well as enhancing industrial relations and supporting regional economic development, benefiting the public.


The University of Missouri will achieve national prominence in technology management and industry relations by:

OTMIR provides the following functions:

Last Updated: May 10, 2012