UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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Industry Specific Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, July 1 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am • Organized By Missouri Department of Economic Development - International Trade and Investment Office
Online Event


60 minute sessions including Q & A

Each breakout session will review industry layout, main players, and how companies can engage to explore current business opportunities in the U.A.E. even if they are unable to travel there at the moment. To submit questions in advance to help shape the conversation to be more focused to your business needs please email questions to Beatrice Quarella at

08:00-09:00 am CDT        AgTech                      
Dr. Majid Al Qassimi, Advisor to the Minister of Climate Change & Environment 
Register for AgTech Session 

09:15-10:15 am CDT       Healthcare & Life Sciences
Alaa Adel, Managing Director of Cerner Middle East and Africa
Register for the Healthcare Session

10:30-11:30 am CDT         Aerospace & Defense 
Invited Speakers: Baker Botts LLC U.A.E.
Register for the Aerospace Session