Why do Tech Transfer?

Why do Tech Transfer?

Universities conduct a lot of research that generates groundbreaking inventions, that not only save lives but improve the way we live, work and play. Learn how tech transfer benefits you.

Featured Technology

Featured Technology

Alexei Demchenko (left in image) and Mike Nichols (not shown), developed new compounds that have potential application as a therapeutic for microbial sepsis.

ITE Helps Startup Companies Grow

ITE Helps Startup Companies Grow

Innovative Technology Enterprises (ITE) is UMSL's biotech and IT business incubator.

MCG Offers Services to Startups

MCG Offers Services to Startups

UMSL's Medicinal Chemistry Group helps regional startup companies succeed.

CORTEX Life Sciences District

CORTEX Life Sciences District

UMSL is one of five founding sponsors of CORTEX, a critical piece of the region's economic development.

Why do Tech Transfer?
Featured Technology
ITE Helps Startup Companies Grow
MCG Offers Services to Startups
CORTEX Life Sciences District


Technology Transfer and Economic Development (TTED), a function of the Office of Research Administration, serves as the focal point for technology commercialization, entrepreneurship and economic development for UMSL. Our mission is to grow Missouri's economy by advancing technology commercialization, encouraging entrepreneurship and promoting business opportunities.

We serve the campus and the community by:

  • Facilitating translation of innovative research into new products and services
  • Fostering university startup companies
  • Providing education on entrepreneurship, innovation and commercialization to students and faculty
  • Enabling constructive, responsible exchange of materials and ideas with outside partners
  • Assisting with access to UMSL expertise

Economic Development is a core component of the University of Missouri System Mission. UMSL is helping to transform Missouri into a knowledge-based economy built upon innovation and entrepreneurship. The ORA works to develop and maintain startup business incubators; facilitates the transfer of technology from the University to the marketplace; and works with the community to start, attract, nurture and maintain high-growth companies.

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