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The W2B has become a clearinghouse for regional commercialization information that is available to innovators and companies alike to advance technologies to the marketplace.

Founding Sponsors

Continuing Sponsors

  • Honeywell F,M&T
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Kansas State University
  • KU Innovation & Collaboration
  • KU Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation
  • Missouri Technology Corporation
  • MRIGlobal
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Wichita State University‚Äč
  • William Jewell College

Program Partners

W2B IS ALL ABOUT PARTNERS. It works because of a strong relationship with research institutions, CEO-level talent and business development resources. As W2B evolved, innovations from not only the original educational partners, but other large research institutions and corporations have been added to the mix, providing additional technologies for the commercialization pipeline.

Today, W2B has 22 institutional partners including:

  • Blue Valley High School CAPS Program, Overland Park, KS
  • Honeywell F,M&T
  • Institute for Industrial and Applied Sciences, St. Joseph, MO
  • Jordan Valley Innovation Center, Springfield, MO
  • Mercy Research and Development, Springfield, MO
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • Kansas University Innovation and Collaboration, Lawrence, KS
  • Kansas University Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation, Kansas City, KS
  • KU Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, MO
  • MRIGlobal, Kansas City, MO
  • Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
  • Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
  • Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO
  • St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO
  • The Bunker, Kansas City, MO
  • The Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • Wichita State University‚Äč
  • William Jewell College, Liberty, MO