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Eyeprints eye-scanning security tech exposed in video

UMKC startup, EyeVerify, was featured by CNET in their coverage of the Mobile World Congress 2013 event. The video shows the beta version of this high-tech identification system.

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MU Researcher Honored with National Medal of Science at The White House

M. Frederick Hawthorne received this award for his dedicated work on the chemical element, boron. President Obama presented the awards on Friday, February 1, 2013. Click to read the President's remarks.

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University of Missouri research leads to innovation, commercial product, local jobs

A factory creating a chicken alternative invented at the University of Missouri will open this fall in Columbia. In coming months, the factory will hire about 20 mid-Missourians, and over the next five years, 60 positions will be filled.

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UMKC inventor’s Shoot A Brew gets Leno love

2010 UMKC Student Entrepreneur of the Year, and current MBA student in the entrepreneurial program at the Bloch School, Derek Hoy, is getting some Hollywood attention for his innovative beverage delivery system.

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 Licensing Opportunities

News & Events

 UMKC Researchers Find New Way of Administering Insulin

 President Obama Honors MU Researcher with National Medal of Science

 Beyond Meat shows off its Columbia facility

 Columbia's Startup Businesses Getting Much Needed Funding

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FY12 Tech Transfer Data

Invention disclosure Received: 163

Licenses/Options Signed: 39

Active License/Option Agreements: 254

Gross Licensing Income: $6,758,000

Number of Startups: 8

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Tech Transfer Office Locations


University of Missouri - Kansas City

James Brazeal
Technology Transfer Office of Research Services-Intellectual Property Management
4747 Troost
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 235.5091

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University of Missouri - Columbia

Chris Fender
Office of Technology Management and Industry Relations
340A Life Sciences Center
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 884.8296

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University of Missouri - St. Louis

Tamara Wilgers
Director of Technology Transfer
Office of Research Administration: Technology Transfer
341 Woods Hall
St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516.6884

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Missouri S&T

Keith Strassner
Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development
203 Centennial Hall
300 West 12th St.
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341.4690

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Investing in Missouri

 Research Parks & Incubators

The University of Missouri System’s statewide network of research parks provides a thriving environment for discoveries to move from the laboratory to the marketplace. The atmosphere of innovation and collaboration attracts national and international tenants who create quality employment opportunities for Missouri citizens and millions of dollars of capital investment across the state.

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 Office of Intellectual Property Administration

The Office of Intellectual Property Administration (OIPA) supports the economic development mission by encouraging broad practical application of university research for the public benefit; assisting those associated with the technology transfer program with evaluating, protecting, licensing and commercializing university discoveries; and carrying out new economic development initiatives designed to create jobs in Missouri.

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 Funding Opportunities

The Office of Research and Economic Development is dedicated to commercializing university technologies - one of the biggest challenges to that mission is funding. To proactively combat the constant obstacle, the office has formulated different funding programs for faculty, students and innovations in all stages of the discovery process.

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 Office of Research & Economic Development

The Office of Research and Economic Development was established in 2005 to link research and commercialization from the four University of Missouri System campuses with emerging and existing firms across the state and around the world. Working closely with the chief research officers, chancellors and technology transfer offices from each campus, the office also serves as a conduit to local, state and federal agencies to ensure research results aid the growth of Missouri’s economy.

The Office is dedicated to advancing Missouri through innovation, investment and infrastructure.

Our enthusiasm for these three categories revolves around the development of intellectual property, funding programs and research parks and incubators. Providing support during critical stages in university inventions’ path to the marketplace stimulates Missouri’s economy, jobs and entrepreneurship.

Our vision is to enable and lead Missouri’s transformation toward a knowledge-based economy dependent upon innovation and entrepreneurship.

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309 University Hall
Columbia MO, 65211
Phone: 573-882-6726
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