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Scott Uhlmann

Director, Intellectual Property Administration
475 McReynolds Hall
(573) 882.2821

Scott serves as Director of Intellectual Property Administration at the University of Missouri System with primary responsibility for the management of the System component of the university’s intellectual property commercialization operation. Scott leads a team that provides patent protection, market research and analysis, funding, policy development, and administrative support to help move university innovations to the marketplace. In addition, Scott supports the economic development mission of the university through the establishment and oversight of policies and programs that encourage entrepreneurship, the establishment of new businesses, and access to seed and venture capital.

Scott began his work in the technology transfer program at the University of Missouri in 1997 and was appointed Director of IPA in 2006 as part of the reorganization of the University’s technology transfer operation. Prior to his appointment as Director, he served the University of Missouri’s technology transfer operation as Associate Director, Intellectual Property Management in the Office of Technology & Special Projects (OTSP); Coordinator, Technology Collaborations and Licensing (OTSP); Interim Director, University Patents & Licensing (UP&L); and Licensing Associate (UP&L).

Scott received a BSBA in marketing from the University of Missouri-Columbia and served in the Missouri National Guard from 1982-1990.

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