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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RESEARCH

Inspiring Advancements

ENGAGEMENT & BRANDING

Establishing Identity

SPECIALIZED SERVICES

Equipment and Spaces

About Us

The Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations (EDIR) assists external stakeholders in accessing the unique capabilities and services of Iowa State University. EDIR is a single point of contact to streamline the process of making connections between industry and the university.

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.

CIRAS

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

ISURF & OIPTT

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.

SBDC

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.


Services

Get In Touch with Us

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

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