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Opportunities to Engage with New Tech Innovations

by Alexa Troyer | Aug 05, 2020

Opportunities are available for our community members who seek to stay on the cutting edge of technology innovations or are actively looking to engage with new innovative technology.

Whiteboard2Boardroom (W2B) is a program of the UMKC Innovation Center designed to move early-stage innovative technologies from partner institutions to the marketplace. We specialize in connecting entrepreneurs, corporations, and investors to a portfolio of technologies from 23 regional universities, hospitals, and corporations that are available for licensing to ultimately commercialize. 

Technologies are available in a wide range of industries, including:
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Animal Health & Veterinary Medicine
  • Chemistry & Advanced Materials
  • Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Human Health
  • Software & Computer Programming

We are constantly seeking individuals with the skills to move our portfolio of technologies to the next stage. Individuals with CEO-level talent are needed to partner with us in taking these technologies to the marketplace. We are also seeking advisors, strategic partners, and investors who can help fledgling companies. Advising may include a broad range of business activities, including product development, marketing, intellectual property law, finance, human resources, and founders issues.

If you are interested in sharing your skills or learning more, please contact us to get started.

W2B regularly shares new technologies and innovations through personalized tech alerts, as well as a series of invitation-only webinars. You can view past webinars right here on our website and sign up for our communications through our contact form.

If you have any additional questions about our program or how you can get involved, email us at

Subscriber benefits:

  • Discover new innovations developed at academic institutions, hospitals, corporations, and government laboratories inside and outside the bi-state region
  • Request targeted technology searches from your fields of interest
  • Save your company's staff time by having W2B perform your technology searches
To subscribe, please complete our contact form.