Faculty Innovation Awards
The Faculty Innovation Awards Program is an initiative of the MU Institute of Clinical and Translational Science. The awards are co-sponsored by the UM System Office of Research and Economic Development and the Missouri Innovation Center.
The purpose of the awards is to assess and/or advance the commercial potential of faculty innovations. The modest award is a grant to the faculty innovator for a one-year residency in the MU Life Science Business Incubator at Monsanto Place, entitling the awardees to all of the amenities and the technology commercialization assistance of MIC.
Recipients of these awards are likely to continue down the research pathway under the UM System. This program provides them with resources that are necessary to continue their work at different levels.
Because of the appreciation among the MU faculty who have received these awards, the UM System plans to introduce a pilot program in 2013 that opens this opportunity up to all campuses with the help of campus matching funds.
8 total projects funded since 2010
$20,000 total awarded by UM System in FY12