Connecting Industry Leaders with University Resources

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Opening the Doors to Excellence at Iowa State University

EDIR is your partner in navigating the boundless resources available to industry leaders


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Inspiring Advancements


Establishing Identity


Equipment and Spaces

Our Services

EDIR assists external stakeholders – both individuals and companies – in connecting with appropriate university specialists who can offer business and technical assistance, research and development, access to facilities (including the ISU Research Park, laboratories, and equipment), and assistance with workforce development.


The Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) works to build healthy communities in Iowa through business prosperity.


ISU Research Foundation (ISURF) and Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT). A non-profit entity that manages the protection and commercialization of its research results, the ISURF works closely with Iowa State University’s OIPTT.

Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship is the catalyst that brings together the people and ideas necessary for launching or growing successful enterprises.


The Iowa Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provides free, confidential, customized business advice in all 99 Iowa counties to businesses with 500 employees or less.

Research Park

The Iowa State University Research Park Corporation is a non-profit, independent corporation that serves as an innovation community and incubator for new and expanding businesses. The park currently houses 12 buildings and tenants employ more than 1,700 employees.


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If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at (515) 294-7444

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