Media Innovations Laboratory (MIL)

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas is proud of its reputation as a leader in progressive media education and is excited to be taking a leadership role in the development of future communication models by creating the Media Innovation Lab - MILab.

MILab is a project-level research lab affiliated with the KU Information Technology & Telecommunications Center. It is focused on the definition, development and distribution of solutions to current and future communication challenges. Launched in fall 2012, MILab is staffed by its founding director, students and faculty from the School of Journalism and affiliated research faculty and development staff from units across the university.

MILab projects include: new technology development, media business development, research support and publication, community workshops, educational seminars, innovation competitions, and professional outreach and training.

Current projects include development of mobile delivery methods for new book summary formats, a closed intratnet social media environment for higher education communities and touch screen interactive presentation of materials for off-site delivery to complement fixed exhibitions at art museums.

Lab participants will succeed by immersion in a learning and production environment where experimentation is expected, collaboration is fostered and application of communication principles is matched with the latest technological development to provide tangible, scalable outcomes.

Partner with ITTC

The Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at the University of Kansas has developed several assistance policies that enhance interactions between the Center and local, Kansas, or national companies. 

ITTC assistance includes initial free consulting (normally one to five hours). If additional support is needed, ITTC will offer one of the following approaches: 

Sponsored Research Agreement

Individuals and organizations can enter into agreements with KUCR/ITTC and provide funds for sponsored research to be performed at ITTC with the assistance of faculty, staff and students.

Licensing and Royalty/Equity Agreement

An ITTC goal is the development of investment-grade technologies for transfer to, and marketing by, local, Kansas, and national businesses. To enhance this process, the Center has developed flexible policies that allow for licensing, royalty, and equity arrangements to meet both the needs of ITTC and the company.

Commercialization Development

Companies with a technology need that can be satisfied with ITTC's resources can look to us for assistance. We can develop a relationship with interested partners that will provide for the development of a technology suited for commercialization.

ITTC Resource Access

ITTC resources, including computers and software systems, may be made available to Kansas companies in accordance with the Center's mission and applicable Regents and University policies.

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