Partners

EaglePicher Technologies, LLC

EaglePicher Technologies, located in Joplin, Missouri, is an industry leader in integrated power solutions. Demands on technology call for batteries and devices that are both smaller and lighter, yet deliver more energy while increasing safety. In response to these demands, we are providing the newest technology innovations which support our customers from concept to final production.

In the span of 169 years, we have created, innovated, and customized solutions for a multitude of defense, aerospace, commercial, and medical customers. Our research and development capabilities are unsurpassed. With a team consisting of over 250 astute scientists and accomplished engineers, combined with our state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, EaglePicher is creating energy storage solutions to meet our customers’ specific and specialized power needs. At EaglePicher, we ensure the right power is always available. Whether it is EaglePicher’s cutting-edge research in hybrid technologies or ground-breaking innovation modernization in the oil and gas industries, you can look to the experts at EaglePicher for the solution.

University of Missouri – Columbia, Missouri

Th University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson’s Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one — it’s a major land-grant institution and Missouri’s largest public research university.

Considered one of the nation’s top-tier institutions, Mizzou has a reputation of excellence in teaching and research, and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 280 degree programs — including more than 75 online degree options — and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Missouri State University – Springfield, Missouri

Missouri State University   is a public, comprehensive metropolitan system with a statewide mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons. The University’s identity is distinguished by its public affairs mission, which entails a campus-wide commitment to foster expertise and responsibility in ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement.  The academic experience is grounded in a general education curriculum which draws heavily from the liberal arts and sciences. This foundation provides the basis for mastery of disciplinary and professional studies. It also provides essential forums in which students develop the capacity to make well-informed, independent critical judgments about the cultures, values and institutions in society.

The Missouri State University campuses are structured to address the special needs of the urban and rural populations they serve. Missouri State University-Springfield is a selective admissions, graduate level teaching and research institution. Missouri State University-West Plains is a separately accredited open admissions campus primarily serving seven counties in south central Missouri.

Missouri State University-Mountain Grove serves Missouri’s fruit industry through operation of the State Fruit Experiment Station. The Extended Campus provides anytime, anyplace learning opportunities through telecourses, Internet-based instruction and through its interactive video network (BearNet).

The Missouri State community includes 22,866 students in the Missouri State system making it the second largest university in the state.

Externally-funded projects promote multidisciplinary collaborations within the University, joint ventures with business and industry, partnerships with K-12 schools, collaborations with other community organizations, and alliances with other higher education institutions. Outside funding, in the form of grants and contracts, provides millions of dollars to support University-based projects each year. These projects strengthen collaborative efforts between the University, community and statewide organizations.

University honors

  • Named to America’s Top Colleges list by Forbes magazine
  • Received Best in the Midwest distinction from The Princeton Review
  • Ranked among Best Colleges: Regional Universities (Midwest) by U.S. News & World Report
  • Named Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine

Missouri S&T – Rolla

Founded in 1870 as one of the first technological schools west of the Mississippi Missouri S&T is one of the nation’s top technological research universities. Missouri S&T produced the engineers, scientists and innovators who helped drive the Industrial Revolution and launch the Space Age. Today, our graduates are poised to lead the new global, green economy.

How we rate:

Missouri S&T has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence. But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what others are saying.

  • No. 1 “Best Investment” among public universities for out-of-state students (Newsweek, August 2012).
  • No. 1 “Awesome College Lab” for our Experimental Mine – two years running (Popular Science, September 2010 and 2011).
  • No. 2 highest starting salaries among the nation’s public universities, according to a survey of average starting salaries for graduates (PayScale.com, July 2011).
  • No. 3 “Best Investment” among public universities for in-state students (Newsweek, August 2012).
  • No. 6 “Great Schools, Great Prices” among public universities (U.S. News & World Report, August 2010).
  • Top 50 best public colleges as rated by America’s high school counselors (U.S. News & World Report, August 2010).
  • Missouri S&T ranked 35th in the survey among public universities.

 

Missouri Southern State University – Joplin, Missouri

Missouri Southern State University is a state-supported, comprehensive university programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees. Central to our mission is a strong commitment to international education, liberal arts, professional e-professional programs, and the complementary relationship that must exist among them to prepare individuals for success in careers and distance learning.

Joseph Newman Innovation Center – Joplin, Missouri

Located in Joplin, Missouri, the Joseph Newman Innovation Center is a Missouri Certified Business Incubator with a mission to create a positive environment for developing, supporting and promoting entrepreneurs; with an emphasis on those pursuing innovative technology.

Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce – Joplin, Missouri

Located in Joplin, Missouri, the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization with a mission to improve economic prosperity and quality of life in the Joplin region, and to be the principal advocate for, and provider of services to, its business community.

Missouri Technology Corporation – Jefferson  City, Missouri

The Missouri Technology Corporation is a public-private partnership created by the Missouri General Assembly to promote entrepreneurship and foster the growth of new and emerging high-tech companies.  MTC focuses on 21st Century bioscience industries that build on Missouri’s rich history in agriculture.

It is governed by a board of directors appointed by Missouri’s Governor, Speaker of the House, and President Pro Tem of the Senate.  The President of the University of Missouri System and the Director of the Department of Economic Development are ex officio members of the board.

Vision

Our vision is to transform Missouri through the power of entrepreneurship by serving as a catalyst for technology-based innovation to achieve sustainable economic growth.

Mission

Our mission is to provide leadership and make strategic investments that help entrepreneurs create and grow technology-based Missouri businesses.  MTC focuses on 21st Century bioscience industries that build on Missouri’s rich history in agriculture.

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