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Advancing Missouri’s Technologies

Since its establishment in 2005, the UM System Office of Research and Economic Development has been dedicated to growing Missouri’s economy through new business creation. Below are some of the spin-off ventures working to commercialize the innovations of University of Missouri faculty from the four-campus UM system.


Effexus Pharmaceuticals
Modern Meadow
Pep Pro Analytics
Pro-Perma Engineered Coatings
Q3D Visual Diagnostics
Spogen Biotech
Viator Technologies
YM Diagnostics


Adroit Motion
Dietary Innovations
HLB Horizons
Rediglass Technologies
Sage AG Sustainable Energy Biofuels
Savage River Farms
St. Louis Medical Devices
Terra 4D Systems


Advanced Spectroscopic Technologies
Asian Equity Research Institute
Emergence Bioscreening
Missouri Plant Science Center
Universal Research Solutions


Media Publishing Platform
Pro-Perma Engineered Coatings


Earth Perspectives
Iconic Health
ThermAvant Technologies


Calare LLC
Nanoparticle Biochem
Verenta Pharmaceuticals


Essential Isotopes




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