Specialized Resources

EDIR offers an extensive list of specialized resources and spaces for organizations to access. From high-tech equipment to personalized business mentoring to building space, everything your business needs is easily accessed through the EDIR office.

EDIR Units

AMERICA’S SBDC IOWA

America’s SBDC Iowa provides no cost, customized, confidential business advice and resources to businesses located in all 99 Iowa counties through 15 Regional Centers.  SBDC advice and resources cover business planning, financing options, cash flow projections, business growth, succession planning, and market research along with affordable workshops that teach practical skills and techniques for starting and running a business.


CENTER FOR INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND SERVICE

The Center for Industrial Research and Service — CIRAS — is part of the College of Engineering and the Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations at Iowa State University. Since 1963 CIRAS has been partnering with Iowa companies and communities to help them prosper and grow.


ISU I-CORPS SITE

I-Corps sites act as a training ground for faculty, postdoctoral and graduate students to transition their ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace. Researchers will learn how to increase the impact of their research by exploring the commercial potential of their research and technology. In addition, the program will strengthen the university’s entrepreneurship programs.


ISU OFFICE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECH TRANSFER

The Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT), in conjunction with the Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (ISURF) facilitates this process on behalf of Iowa State and the employees and students who create the intellectual property (IP).


ISU PAPPAJOHN CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Whether the undertaking is a student initiated enterprise, a new small business, a high technology start-up, or a corporate spin-off, the Pappajohn Center provides assistance and resources to aid the development process and support the entire launch of a new venture.


ISU RESEARCH FOUNDATION

During research and other academic endeavors, faculty, staff, and students often make new discoveries, invent novel technologies, author creative works. Such discoveries, inventions, creations, and similar works have value and are known as intellectual property. As you perhaps know, ISURF has the resources to protect and enhance the value of this property.


ISU RESEARCH PARK

Iowa State University Research Park is a 400+ acre development with more than 600,000 square feet of current building space. We connect tenants with resources they need to profit from their research, including facilities, expertise, technology, financing, recruiting and more.


ISU STARTUP FACTORY

Iowa State University Economic Development and Industry Relations provides an avenue for students, faculty and staff to create businesses. The ISU StartUp Factory is a 52-week intensive program housed at the Iowa State University Research Park (ISURP).


Co-located Partners

CULTIVATION CORRIDOR

The Cultivation Corridor, located in Iowa, is where industry leaders from around the globe come to support and sustain the science that feeds the world.


CYBIZ LAB

The Iowa State University CyBIZ Lab provides the opportunity for cross functional teams of undergraduate and graduate students to work on business and organizational projects.