Innovation Studio – Powered by UMKC

The Innovation Studio powered by the University of Missouri – Kansas City is a hub of advanced product design, technology and business innovation.


The Innovation Studio is house in a brand new facility, the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise and Research Center, that opened in 2021.


Our Capabilities


Augmented and Virtual Reality


  • Experience the newest augmented and virtual reality tech in the AVR Showroom.
  • Learn #D design and development software in the AVR Training Lab.
  • Design and test applications for any industry.


3D Printing


  • Prototype your own custom modeled parts.
  • Print realistic, production-quality models.
  • Utilize full-color and texture capabilities.
  • Experiment with metal, polymer, elastomer and thermoplastic printers.


Fabrication Shop


  • Build prototypes, class work and entrepreneurial projects.
  • Access tools – big and small – all in one place.
  • Shop includes CNC machines, mills, routers, lathes and more.


The Innovation Studio partners with the UMKC School of Science and Engineering to provide professional classes and events.

Services Provided

Import and Export Assistance

  • Trade Education and Training

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Maker Space (Specialty)


  • Trade Education and Training

Product Development

  • Product Design and Development (Specialty)
  • Prototype Development (Specialty)

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Manufacturing Development (Specialty)
Contact Information
Christina Davis
801 E. 51st St.
Kansas City, MO 64110