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Economic Impact

MU is a $2.1 billion enterprise that operates 24/7 and accounts for 72 percent of the research dollars flowing to Missouri’s public universities, generating new knowledge and jobs to power the state’s economy.

Every week: the economy benefits as Mizzou raises an average of $1.6 million in private donations and attracts $2.8 milion in federal funding.

MU powers the ECONOMY

MU boosts the economy by performing research, generating jobs, sharing knowledge, improving graduates' earning potential, and creating and commercializing businesses.

Entrepreneurial culture: MU students own their intellectual property, manage an angel investment fund supported by the Kauffman Foundation and participate in the Entrepreneurship Alliance talent incubator. Mizzou grants 65 percent of doctoral degrees from Missouri public universities.

Creating jobs: The MU Life Science Business Incubator helps launch companies based on faculty and student innovations and also recruits young companies to collaborate with MU researchers.

International Ties: The Asian Equity Research Institute obtains information on Chinese markets for investors. It is an example of MU's many global endeavors.

Research enterprise: MU's sponsored research, instruction and public service grants and contracts, and commercial services totaled $425.6 million in FY2011.

Commercialization and Tech Transfer, by the Numbers, in FY2014

  • $10.2+ million in gross licensing revenue
  • 85 invention disclosures
  • 322 MTAs executed
  • 36 U.S. patents issued
  • 107 U.S. technology patent applications filed
  • 30 licenes and options executed
  • 236 NDAs executed
  • 291 licenses for new technologies signed since 2008
  • 577 U.S. patents filed since 2008

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