The 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. Today, MU is a $2.1 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation. The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 19 colleges and schools and is one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus.
The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IEI) is a nationally ranked program and leader in innovation, connecting students with a comprehensive combination of world-class research, renowned faculty, cutting-edge curriculum, and experiential programs driven to deliver results.
Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium is focused on the growth and economic competitiveness of the Energy, Power & Control Industry cluster across the Wisconsin/Midwest Region; consisting of the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.