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Summit Purpose

  • New partnerships for research innovation
  • Identification of regulatory changes, legislation and institutional streamlining that will accelerate the transfer of knowledge from the laboratory to businesses
  • Ideas for product and service development that will guide private sector investment and demonstrate the need for a supportive government infrastructure
  • Insight about ways to collaborate with university researchers and other partners to transfer new technologies
  • New information on how to leverage the assets of universities, financial markets and business investment to create companies and jobs that will strengthen the economic foundations of the region

Business Journals Supplement

View the complete Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit supplement from the Kansas City and St. Louis Business Journals. Click here to view.

Jump Starting and Moving New Technologies to Marketplace

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An open discussion of the needs of business leaders and academic researchers as they work together to transition technologies to market.

The highway from research in the laboratory to market success has many detours and on/off ramps that are at best confusing to inventors and the populace. Success from technology-based economic development is the outcome of the efforts of many individuals across the private and public economic development ecosystem.

In this session we will highlight the issues of technology-based economic development, including legal, capital and service provider solutions that have been successfully employed to lower barriers to innovation-driven economic development. In addition to the social and economic aspects derived from the development of human capital at universities, panel members will discuss the significant contributions to job creation and economic vitality in the communities where our campuses are located and the diffusion of this economic impact across the state.



Michael Nichols, vice president for research and economic development, University of Missouri Video available

Steve Wyatt, vice provost for economic development, University of Missouri-Columbia


Brian Clevinger, managing director, Prolog Ventures Video available

Keith Strassner, director, Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development, Missouri University of Science and Technology Video available

Kevin Sweeney, chair, Life Sciences Practice Unit, Polsinelli Shughart P.C.

Andrea F. Sellers, partner, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, Kansas City, Mo. Video available

Paul Dale, chief of surgical oncology at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

Presented by the four campuses of the University of Missouri System
University of Missouri-ColumbiaUniversity of Missouri-Kansas CityMissouri University of Science and TechnologyUniversity of Missouri-St. Louis
Featuring experts from University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri University of Science and Technology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, University of Kansas, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas State University, St. Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, Iowa State University and the University of Saskatchewan, as well as business leaders, venture capitalists and policy makers