Welcome! You've found the focal point on campus for intellectual property (IP) management, technology commercialization, industry applied-research collaborations, and faculty entrepreneurship – UMSL's technology transfer office (TTO). 

We help UMSL faculty, staff, and students through the process of identifying, analyzing, protecting, marketing, and potentially licensing your research discoveries, invention, and creative and digital works.

So, why do universities get involved in tech transfer? Take a look at this quick video:


Contact us for information on our latest discoveries available for licensing. Also visit the following:

  • UM TechFinder. Find technologies available for licensing from any of the four University of Missouri campuses. Search for "UMSL" for our campus' available inventions.

  • AUTM Innovation Marketplace (AIM)The AIM database includes more than 19,000 university technologies available for licensing, including those from the four campuses of the University of Missouri System.

The National Academy of Inventors® (NAI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member organization comprising U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutions. Founded in 2010, the NAI:

  • Recognizes and encourages inventors who have a patent issued from the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Enhances the visibility of university and non-profit research institute technology and academic innovation
  • Encourages the disclosure of intellectual property
  • Educates and mentors innovative students
  • Encourages the translation of the inventions of its members to benefit society

Membership in the National Academy of Inventors® is available through local university and non-profit research institute chapters only. To join the NAI, an inventor must be affiliated with an Institutional Member and be a named inventor on one or more patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) -- UMSL is a Charter Institutional Member of the NAI. In addition to regular "inventor" membership, honorary membership is recognized. 



Contact Tamara Wilgers for more information.