Springfield Innovation, Inc.

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Accelerating innovation

Springfield Innovation, Inc. brings new applications and technology to the marketplace and facilitates the creation of new jobs in the region. How? We focus on supporting scientific and technology-based research and the commercialization of these products.

Four smiling individuals, with laptops, in discussion sitting at a conference desk at the eFactory.


We’re a state-sponsored, nonprofit innovation center that was formed in 2006. We also propel the educational and research mission of Missouri State University forward.

Our mission comes to life in two university facilities: Jordan Valley Innovation Center and efactory. JVIC houses university researchers, as well as corporate partners, who are dedicated to the mission of product development through intensive research, development, and advanced manufacturing.

Meanwhile, efactory serves businesses across the spectrum through talent development and business support services. Business tenants in the incubator spaces focus on manufacturing, medical device and health services, logistics and supply chain management, and technology.


The Board of Directors meets quarterly to review programs, services and impact.

  • Brad Bodenhausen, Missouri State University
  • Dan Brewer, Brewer Science
  • Dan Cobb
  • Tamara Conn, O’Reilly Automotive
  • Erin Danastasio, Hatch Foundation
  • Jason Gage, City of Springfield
  • Gary Gibson, City Utilities
  • Amanda Hedgpeth, CoxHealth
  • Sarah Hough, Bass Pro Shops
  • Sandy Howard
  • Kim Prater
  • Chris Kleinfeld, SRC Electrical
  • Gary Schafer, FORVIS
  • Clif Smart, Missouri State University
  • Brad Wyrsch, Mercy


Developing IDEA Commons

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We’re part of the university and community’s commitment to revitalizing the economic development of a previously blighted area – it’s the dream called IDEA Commons. Our mission aligns with this vision, and as such, we partner with multiple entities to cultivate growth in this area.