Connecting Industry Leaders With University Resources
Iowa State University Research Park announces new Alliant Energy Agriculture Innovation Lab
The Alliant Energy Agriculture Innovation Lab will provide more than 85,000 square feet for ISU’s College of Agriculture and Life Science’s Digital Ag Innovation team as well as agriculture-based business tenants to access technology, research, development and each other for innovation opportunities primarily focused on digital and precision agriculture.
Dean David Spalding Testifies to House Subcommittee on Research and Technology
GCEC Announces 2022 NASDAQ Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence Award
ISU one of three universities to receive national award
Iowa State was one of three universities that received an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. It’s the fourth time since 2017 that ISU has won in one of the categories.
Welcome to the EDIR office
To assist external stakeholders in accessing the unique capabilities and services of Iowa State University, the Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations (EDIR) was formed in 2014. EDIR provides a single point of contact or “one-stop shop” to streamline the process of making connections between industry and the university.
Opening the Doors to Excellence at Iowa State University
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.
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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. Learn more >
Center for Industrial Research and Service
The Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) serves Iowa companies in five main areas: Growth, Leadership, Productivity, Technology, and Workforce. Over the past five years, CIRAS’ work with Iowa businesses has generated an economic impact of more than $2.5 billion.
America’s SBDC Iowa
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.
ISU 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 16 buildings and tenants employ more than 2,000 employees.
Office of Innovation Commercialization (OIC)
A non-profit entity that manages the protection and commercialization of its research results, the OIC works closely with companies engaging in research with Iowa State that desire to take their Intellectual Property (IP) and technologies to the marketplace.
ISU 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.