900 Innovation Drive
Rolla, MO 65401
Phone: (573) 341-4690
Fax: (573) 341-6579
The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) is a unit of the Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development. It administers and coordinates the technology transfer process at Missouri S&T.
Listed below are a few of the Missouri S&T technologies that are available for licensing and commercialization. To read a summary of a technology, click on the title.
Technology Acceleration Program
Missouri S&T faculty researchers strive to create new and exciting innovations that will advance the state of the art in their respective fields and spark the interest of potential licensees. Working with the inventors, the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) within the Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (TTED) endeavors to attract or create businesses to build the technology into a “market ready” product or service (i.e., technology commercialization). However, there is sometimes a gap between the university research and the needs of the market which creates a risk for the potential commercialization partner. It is often the case that industry requires a working prototype, test results, or the refinement of research in some aspect of the technology before it is willing to pursue the commercialization of an innovation.
MIssouri S&T's Technology Acceleration Program (TAP) provides translational research funding up to $20,000 per proposal to support new technology development by Missouri S&T researchers. The amount of funds required is a factor in determining which research projects to fund. Applicants are encouraged to submit the lowest cost proposal to complete the work. Previous funding for a commercialization effort, such as the University of Missouri System Fast Track Initiative awards, will also be taken into account. The funds are not to be used for basic research, but to advance the commercial potential of existing research. The purpose of this funding is to allow recipients to focus on development, testing, and prototype construction. For more information, click here.
2012 Award Winners
Project Title: System Integration of a 3D Imaging Probe with a Free-Hand Scanning Platform
Principle Investigator: Dr. Reza Zoughi
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Bioactive Borate Glasses for Repairing Damaged Nerves
Principle Investigator: Dr. Delbert Day
Award Amount: $9,560
2011 Award Winners
Projct Title: Electromagnetic Noise-Suppressing Composite Absorbing Material
Principle Investigator: Dr. Marina Koledintseva
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Development and Test of a Prototype CCBG Integrator
Principle Investigators: Drs. Jun Fan and Hai Xiao
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Proof of Recrystallization of Ti Alloys Using Laser Deposition
Prinicple Investigators: Dr. Joseph Newkirk
Award Amount: $18,353
2010 Award Winners
Project Title: Estimating the Bounds of Key Parameters in Smart Rock Technology for Bridge Scour Monitoring and Mitigation
Principle Investigators: Drs. Genda Chen and David Pommerenke
Award Amount: $15,000
Project Title: Prototype Development for Thermosyphon-based Water Heating Systems
Principle Investigators: Dr. Kelley Homon
Award Amount: $24,710
Project Title: Bioactive Glass for Scaffolds for Mammalian Tissue Regeneration
Principle Investigators: Drs. Delbert Day and Steven Jung
Award Amount: $5,160
Enterprise Investment Program
The University of Missouri System's Enterprise Investment Program helps Missouri-based start-up and early-stage companies working to commercialize intellectual property developed at the University. The intent of this program is to assist in the commercialization effort of University developed intellectual property in order to create jobs and generate lasting economic benefits to the State of Missouri. This competitive program provides a maximum investment of up to $500,000 for qualified companies. For more information, click here.
For more information about Missouri S&T technologies or commercialization assistance programs, please contact Keith Strassner at (573) 341-6725 or Eric Anderson at (573) 341-4551.