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Coulter Translational Partnership Program

MU researchers receive high honors with foundation funding

Coulter-column1.pngMU_LR.pngThrough the University of Missouri’s $5 million partnership with the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, five MU projects are underway to develop biomedical technologies to meet the needs of patients. MU is one of 15 academic institutions in the country and the only university in Missouri to be selected to establish a Coulter Translational Partnership Program.

The projects selected in 2012 involve a total of 10 co-investigators from MU’s School of Medicine and College of Engineering. 

The five selected projects by the Coulter Translational Partnership Program each provide an opportunity to positively influence the field of medicine and patient care.  The diversity within the five funded projects illustrates the breadth of translational biomedical research at MU. 

 “The Coulter Translational Partnership Program Bridge Fund provides researchers at MU a mechanism to advance technologies through the “valley of death,” thus increasing the potential for the technology to reach the patients.  It is an exciting opportunity to know that a program of this magnitude will continue to make an impact at MU and in patient care for at least the next four years.”

—Rebecca Rone, Associate Director
MU Coulter Translational Partnership Program

For more information on the Coulter Program, click here



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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Columbia MO, 65211
Phone: 573-882-6726
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