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 Services


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 Incubator provides funding and office space to help launch technology-based companies.


Through our network of relationships, we connect you with investors, service providers, business partners, and customers.

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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 Mid-MO Tech Incubator

MIC launched the Mid-MO Tech Incubator in 2016 to provide space and facilities for over 20 new technology related start up companies. We build out our last remaining shell space into state-of-the-art offices 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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Announcement of the new Vice president and COO of MIC

We are delighted to announce that Syed Barizuddin, Ph.D., has accepted the position of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Missouri Innovation Center (MIC). Dr. Barizuddin brings with him an extensive background in technical expertise, research, innovation, and strategic leadership across diverse STEM fields in both academia and industry. Dr. Barizuddin is…

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1601 S. Providence Rd
Columbia, MO 65211-3460