The Missouri Innovation Center (MIC) is proud to be awarded one of six Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC) Physical Infrastructure Grants. MIC, in collaboration with the University of Missouri, manages and operates the MU Life Science Business Incubator. As Central Missouri’s only provider of wet labs and full-cycle, life science commercialization services available to high-growth ventures, this grant is a great win for our entrepreneurs from the community, the University of Missouri, and anyone from afar wanting to take advantage of the outstanding resources available at MIC. Funds from the grant will help us operate, maintain, and improve the 33,000 sq. ft. life science business incubator. MTC grant support is critical in helping us offer below-market rates while delivering exceptional tech commercialization and incubation services. Read more about the MTC grant and recipients at the following link: MTC Announces Physical Infrastructure Grant Recipients – Missouri Technology Corporation

MTC Awardee Physical Infrastructure August 8, 2023

About Sheila Baker

Sheila Baker earned her B.S. degree in chemistry from Georgia Southern University and her Ph.D. from The State University of New York at Buffalo. She has over 20 years of experience in scientific research at various settings including National Laboratories, the University of Missouri (MU), and a life sciences start-up company. She worked as an assistant professor at MU pursuing environmental research and teaching including a course on Patent Fundamentals for Scientists. She earned her Online Teaching Certification from MU and her Incubator Management Certificate from the International Business Innovation Association. in 2023, she joined the Missouri Innovation Center as the VP & COO.