Welcome to the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The award-winning Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a service-oriented business incubator connecting industry and academics which offers state-of-the-art research facilities, a commercial analytical lab, and tailored support for business acceleration.
Why should you choose the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for your business?
- Capitalize on the academic and other resources at Northwest Missouri State University. Tenants work closely with professors and students from the nanoscale science, marketing, computer science and other departments.
- Benefit from the support of the community and the region. The city of Maryville and Nodaway County work closely with Northwest in their commitment to economic development. This creates a seamless process for prospective tenants as the city, county, University, healthcare, finance groups, industry and education constituents communicate with each other to make an effective development team.
- Build your business in an ideal location. Maryville offers excellent strategic logistic positioning for a business. Kansas City, Des Moines and Omaha are all located in a 2-hour radius, providing companies with access to more than 1.5 million people. Yet, companies located here get the benefit of a consistently strong work-ethic and business friendly environment in a smaller rural setting.
- Utilize our state of the art equipment and in-house analytical chemist.
The CIE contains a state-of-the-art analysis lab. We offer contract R&D and drug discovery work in the analysis of biological and environmental samples for pharmaceuticals, metabolites/biomarkers, personal care products, chemical, elemental and environmental pollutants and more.