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EIP recipient takes their innovation to the marketplace

EIP recipient takes their innovation to the marketplace

Since their initial UM EIP funding, EternoGen, LLC. has successfully attracted $1.485 million and announced its plans to enter the commercialization phase.

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UM System EIP invests in MedSocket, an MU startup

UM System EIP invests in MedSocket, an MU startup

The UM System Office of Research and Economic Development will award up to $250,000 as part of its investment program to spur economic development in the state. MedSocket competed against 13 other applicants for funds available through the program.

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Eyeprints eye-scanning security tech exposed in video

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

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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Parks and Incubators - Infrastructure
Research and Intellectual Property - Innovation
Funding Opportunities - Investment

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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Research & Economic Development

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
Email: email