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Research Parks and 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.
The University of Missouri System, in 2010, was the only business incubator in the country to be designated as an International Incubator “Soft Landing” site for non-domestic firms. The Life Sciences Incubator at Monsanto Place in Columbia joined just 18 other Soft Landing sites in the world.
The UM System Office of Research and Economic Development conducts national marketing of available sites and facilities within the various UM System assets and regularly develops and implements strategic marketing alliances with local, regional and state economic development allies. The Director of Research Parks for the UM System is responsible for project management, negotiation and execution of ground leases within UM System assets across Missouri. A special emphasis is placed on tech-oriented job creation and commercialization of UM System technologies.
Map of Missouri Locations
Center for Emerging Technologies
The Center for Emerging Technologies (CET) provides the specialized facilities, knowledgeable support services, entrepreneur training programs, and access to capital needed to establish and develop next generation medical and other advanced technology companies.» Return to Map
Five premier educational and research organizations joined forces to create Cortex, which is destined to become a national hub for life science, development and commercialization.» Return to Map
Discovery Ridge Research Park
Discovery Ridge is an emerging research park development near Missouri’s top public research university, the University of Missouri.» Return to Map
Innovative Technology Enterprises works closely with corporate and research entities in the region to accomplish the following in economic development, technology transfer and expanded research and educational opportunities.» Return to Map
Life Science Business Incubator
The Life Science Business Incubator catalyzes the process of starting and growing companies by providing entrepreneurs with the expertise, networks and tools they need to make their ventures successful.» Return to Map
Missouri Plant Science Center
The MPSC serves as a biotechnology hub designed to foster innovation, commercialization, and economic competitiveness in a global economy. Through collaboration with universities, industry and government, the Center will provide start-up or established companies, who are ready for expansion, with a platform to encourage aggressive growth.» Return to Map
Missouri Research Park
The Missouri Research Park developed from a vision of a technology corridor and has been the catalyst for high-tech development along the I-64 corridor in St. Charles County.» Return to Map
Innovation Park will serve as a mixed academic and private research park focused on the core strengths of Missouri S&T in Materials, Energy, Information Systems and Advanced Manufacturing, but also serve as a site for all Missouri S&T discoveries to do business.» Return to Map
Tech Park at Ft. Leonard Wood
The Tech Park at Ft. Leonard Wood encourages technology transfer from the University of Missouri and is a major boost to the regional economy, providing job opportunities to University students and alumni, local residents and military spouses.» Return to Map
UMSL Research Park
UMSL Research Park is a 100-acre business, technology and research park located on the University’s north campus next to Highway 70. The research park, which has attracted substantial interest from both small and large ventures, is now home to the headquarters of Express Scripts Inc., one of the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit managers. ESI is the largest Fortune 500 company with corporate headquarters on a university campus.» Return to Map
Research Parks Incubators