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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

  • Black & Veatch
  • Kansas State University
  • Missouri Technology Corporation
  • MRIGlobal
  • Saint Louis Universtiy
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Wichita State University
  • 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 23 institutional partners including:

  • Blue Valley High School CAPS Program, Overland Park, KS
  • Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
  • Honeywell F,M&T, Kansas City, MO
  • Innovation Stockyard, St. Joseph, MO
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, MO
  • MRIGlobal, Kansas City, MO
  • Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
  • Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO
  • Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
  • St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO
  • The Bunker, Kansas City, MO
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • University of Kansas Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation, Kansas City, KS
  • University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
  • Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
  • William Jewell College, Liberty, MO