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.
UMKC Innovation Center
UMKC Innovation Center

Kansas Manufacturing Solutions (KMS)

MAMTC helps companies realize never ending growth in the rapidly changing global marketplace by helping make American businesses more innovative at home and more competitive abroad.


MAMTC is a not-for-profit corporation that is supported by a public and private partnership of Kansas companies, the Kansas Department of Commerce and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP).  NIST MEP is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce with a mission to help make American businesses more innovative at home and more competitive abroad.

MAMTC is unique versus other resources.

1. Innovation Engineering Black Belts

Our people are real experts that have undergone international certification in increasing speed and decreasing risk with new products and services plus innovations in process areas such as LEAN, Marketing and New Customer Development.  Quality control charting of our Black Belts ensure process quality and reliability.

2. We “get” small and mid-sized companies.

Our people are Black Belts who have special training in helping small and mid-sized companies. Most also have “been there and done that” when it comes to growing a small or mid-sized business. We understand small business cash flow, risk management and employee motivation.

3. International Innovation Network

MAMTC is your gateway to innovation connections around the world. Connections that can help you problem solve technical, regulatory and export challenges. As a NIST MEP affiliate, we are part of a network of 1,300 small and mid-sized business experts and the USA National Innovation Marketplace.

MAMTC is proud to be an Innovation Engineering Institute Certified provider.  The Innovation Engineering movement is based upon applying the systemic approach of Dr. W. Edwards Deming and applying it to growth and innovation.  The movement was founded by the Eureka! Ranch and the University of Maine.


Business Planning

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Site Location Assistance

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Technology Grants

Human Resources

  • Retention

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development


  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking Organizations

  • Industry Specific

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

  • Site Location

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design and Development

Regulatory Compliance

  • Environmental Compliance

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies

Technical Assistance

  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Technology Transfer
  • Website Development
Primary ContactNic Lydon
Phone(913) 967-1213