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.Continue Reading
Our Life Science Business Incubator provides space near the University of Missouri with access to wet labs and shared equipment.
MIC offers business mentoring from our staff and a network of established advisors. Learn from other’s experiences.
The Mid-MO Tech Accelerator provides mentoring and office space for technology based companies within the Business Incubator.
Through community partnerships, we help you gain financial support by preparing documents and presentations that project growth and establish needs.
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.
In 2016 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 Mid-MO Tech Accelerator. Our building has no vacancy already, so we need more space for companies that want to improve the world.Learn About the MTA
Missouri Innovation Center has partnered with an entrepreneurial support system within Columbia to provide access to a variety of support options.View our partners
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Entrepreneur.com recently included Columbia, Missouri on their list of “15 Best U.S. Cities for Entrepreneurs to Live and Launch”. The entry for Columbia notes that Columbia is “one of the best college towns” and is “great for entrepreneurs, with an ecosystem that connects entrepreneurs and investors.” The listing links to the MIC website which has…
The Missouri Department of Economic Development has awarded $95,000 of tax credits to the Missouri Innovation Center. These tax credits are part of the Small Business Incubator Tax Credit Program which helps fund 10 Innovation Centers across the state of Missouri. The funds leveraged by these credits can be used for capital and other non-operating…
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