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University to Industry

UMKC SBTDC works to create connections between business development resources and innovations being developed by university scientists and engineers interested in translating their research into the commercial marketplace.

As part of UMKC Innovation Center’s Whiteboard to Boardroom project, our technology commercialization specialists assist in “pulling” technologies out of the academic institutions, then actively guiding those technologies along a business development path that leads to new ventures, licensing opportunities and job creation. We also connect entrepreneurs and business owners needing research and development with the appropriate university resources.

By integrating  university-driven innovation with local entrepreneurs and business owners, we are helping make our city, state, and region a hub for creative commercialization.

To learn more about this program, contact us at or (816) 235-6063.