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MU Entrepreneurial Recognition Breakfast

Celebrating MU technologies and faculty

Steve Wyatt, vice provost for economic development, helped celebrate the technologies created at MU that are or soon will be in the marketplace. Photo by Nicholas Benner.

On Thursday, May 1st, our office hosted an inaugural event to recognize MU entrepreneurs and inventors. Twenty-three patents of MU technologies were filed in fiscal 2013.

MU faculty did not invent the next Facebook during fiscal 2013. They did better, some who benefited from the breakthroughs might say.

On May 1, the University of Missouri celebrated its entrepreneurial spirit through faculty inventions and business creations at a breakfast in the Reynolds Alumni Center’s Columns Room. Speaking at the event were Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin; Hank Foley, senior vice chancellor for research and graduate studies; and Steve Wyatt, vice provost for economic development.

Celebrated at the breakfast were businesses using MU technologies and faculty responsible for 23 patents for inventions of novel devices and innovative methods in fiscal 2013.

“It’s pretty exciting to see what happens in the future,” Wyatt said of MU’s entrepreneurial spirit.

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