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Making an Impact

Research, entrepreneurship and economic development are a growing part of MU’s mission.

Research, entrepreneurship and innovation — creating jobs and products that improve the lives of Missourians and people around the world — is part of what Mizzou does as a flagship, land-grant university.

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From fiscal 2003 through fiscal 2013, MU’s 152 active technology licenses generated $67 million in revenue, which is split among the inventor, the campus and the University of Missouri System.
Source: University of Missouri Board of Curators

Mizzou received $7.4 million in gross licensing revenue from licensed MU technology in fiscal 2013. Income generators included the heartburn medicine Zegerid, from Salix Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Beyond Meat, the soy-based meat alternatives from Savage River.
Source: University of Missouri Board of Curators

Private investors have poured $53 million into the startup companies housed at the MU Life Science Business Incubator at 1601 S. Providence Road, operated by the nonprofit Missouri Innovation Center, since it opened in 2009. Through fiscal 2014, the high-growth startups have created 143 jobs.
Source: The Missouri Innovation Center

Research is the backbone of discovery. Overall, MU spent $475 million on sponsored research, instruction and public service support in fiscal 2013, up from $323 million five years ago.
Source: Office of Research

Source: Office of Research

Source: Office of Research

Before technology is licensed, it first must be protected. At the end of fiscal 2013, MU held 382 active U.S. patents and patent applications from the U.S. Patent Office, including 96 applications filed and 23 patents issued in fiscal 2013.
Source: Office of Economic Development

When faculty scientists and researchers think they’ve found something that might be worth patenting, they file an invention disclosure form with campus. MU received 82 invention disclosures in fiscal 2013.
Source: Office of Research

MU Extension’s Business Development Program helped its Missouri clients create or retain 9,328 jobs in fiscal 2013.
Source: MU Extension