What we do

Missouri Innovation Center provides unparalleled entrepreneurial support centered in Columbia, Missouri, and offers a wide range of services. Our resources propel your business through research and development towards product commercialization strategies. We offer state-of-the-art facilities, mentoring, access to world-class university research facilities and financing possibilities.

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Our incubator provides space near downtown Columbia and the University of Missouri with access to wet labs and a variety of costly equipment to over 30 resident businesses.


MIC offers business mentorship opportunities through support from our staff and a network of established advisors. Learn from other’s experiences.


The Digital Venturing Center will provide new space to technology based companies at the LIfe Science Incubator managed by Missouri Innovation Center.


Through community partnerships, we help you gain financial support by preparing documents and presentations that project growth and establish needs.

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The Incubator

MIC operates the MU Life Science Business Incubator at Monsanto Place, which offers biomedical and life science wet labs and engineering (including software) suites for startup companies. MIC counselors reside at the business incubator and offer ongoing mentoring services and technology commercialization assistance as described above.

The Digital Venturing Center

In 2015 plans have begun for an addition to the LIfe Science Incubator that would provide space and facilities for over 20 new technology related start up companies through the Digital Venturing Center. Our building has no vacancy already, so we need more space for companies that want to improve the world.

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Missouri Innovation Center has partnered with an entrepreneurial support system within Columbia to provide access to a variety of support options.

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MIC Sponsors Startup Weekend in Columbia

The Missouri Innovation Center has agreed to sponsor Startup Weekend in Columbia again this year. Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. The Columbia event takes place this year on Sept 11-13 at Museau Building, 3500 Buttonwood Dr in Columbia. The community is…

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Jake Halliday joins Tensive Controls

Dr Jake Halliday recently joined Tensive Controls as CEO and Chairman. Dr Halliday will assume corporate business and management tasks along with Tensive founder, Dr Ken Gruber, who will continue as Chief Scientific Officer. Dr Halliday served on the Board of Missouri Innovation Center from 1993, and as its CEO from 2004 – 2014. Dr…

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MU Chancellor Loftin Discusses Incubator Expansion

University of Missouri’s Chancellor Loftin discussed expansion plans for the Life Science Business Incubator in an interview for the July 24, 2015 issue of Columbia Business Times. In the interview, Loftin notes that “The incubator is maxed out right now in the wet labs.” He listed his goals to “expand the reach of the incubator…

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