Business Publications is pleased to announce the fourth annual innovationIOWA Magazine Launch Party and the DuPont Pioneer innovationLEADER of the year award April 5th, 2017 in Ames, IA at the new ISU Economic Development Core Facility Presented by Iowa State University Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations & the College of Business.

The innovationIOWA Launch Party draws over 300 leaders from across the state to mix and mingle, hear visionairies reflect on this year’s achievements, meet the next generation of innovators and more. A host committee of nearly forty of the region’s top business innovators will attend that hail from a variety of industries critical to Iowa.

“Iowa State University and ISU Research Park continue to push innovation and create economic opportunities for Iowans. We look forward to showcasing that as we host the 2017 innovationIOWA event” Michael Crum – Vice President, Iowa State University Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations.

The DuPont Pioneer innovationLEADER of the Year Award is the third annual award that honors a leader who exemplifies Iowa innovation and that has created change, transformation, ingenuity and inventiveness through new measures and methods in the state and has helped the advancement of Iowa industry. Past honorees included Harris Vaccines and NewLink Genetics.

DuPont Pioneer is proud to present this award: “As part of Iowa’s powerful innovation engine, DuPont Pioneer uses the science of our labs and the land to maximize productivity and sustainability to meet the needs of the world’s farmers. We are proud to play a role in Iowa’s growing reputation as a technology leader.” Judd O’Connor – Pioneer Vice President – Integrated Operations & Commercial Effectiveness

innovationIOWA Magazine features in-depth editorial detailing Iowa’s innovative companies critical in our state’s economic growth including Bioscience & Agriculture, Advanced Manufacturing, Technology, Energy and STEM. This is the only glossy & digital magazine that highlights the people and companies that are driving the Iowa business economy. 10,000 copies are distributed statewide and a digital version is available online at

4th Annual innovationIOWA Magazine
Launch Party 2017 – April 5th
Presented by Iowa State University Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations & The College of Business

Event Time 5-7:00pm
Comments at 6:00 – DuPont Pioneer innovationLEADER of the Year announced
1805 Collaboration Place – Ames, IA
Food & Beverages Provided – RSVP Not Required – Invite Others!

Join us for the launch party for the Business Record’s 4th annual innovationIOWA Magazine. Network with statewide leaders, hear visionaries reflect on the state’s innovative achievements, meet the next generation of leaders, and more. We will also learn who this year’s DuPont Pioneer innovationLEADER of the Year will be. The launch party will be held at the new Iowa State University Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place, Ames, IA. Bring a guest and we hope to see you there!

innovationIOWA 2017 Sponsors:
Iowa State University Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations & College of Business – Presenting Sponsor
DuPont Pioneer – innovationLEADER of the Year Sponsor
Zarley Law – Supporting Sponsor
Danfoss – Supporting Sponsor
Kent Corporation – Bioscience and Agriculture Chapter Sponsor
John Deere – Advanced Manufacturing Chapter Sponsor
Eurofins – Technology Chapter Sponsor
Kemin – STEM Chapter Sponsor
Alliant Energy – Energy Chapter Sponsor
Cultivation Corridor – Special Section Presenter
Iowa FFA Foundation – Gatefold Presenter

Statewide Launch Party Leader Attendees:
Mufit Akinc
Iowa Energy Center

Justin Brown

Matt Busick
River Glen Venture Partners

Jay Byers
Greater Des Moines Partnership

Anne Carter
Alliant Energy

Dan Culhane
Ames Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development

Michael Crum
Iowa State University Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations

Rob Denson

Marv Debner

Tej Dhawan
Mango Seed Investments

Mike Ekiss
Berkley Agribusiness Risk Specialists

Andy Flynn
Flynn Wright

Rod Foster

Katherine Harrington
Business Record

Craig Hill
Iowa Farm Bureau

Joe Hrdlicka
Iowa Biotech Association

Craig Ibsen
Next Level Ventures

Scott Jarvis
Lincoln Savings Bank

Gage Kent
Kent Corporation

Kristi Krafka

Kathryn Kunert
MidAmerican Energy

Sean McMahon
Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance

Sean Murray

Julie Newell

Bill Niebur
Origin Agritech

Anita Norian

Judd O’Connor
DuPont Pioneer

Dave Paulsen

Matt Rizai

Sarah Rajala
Iowa State University College of Engineering

Joshua Remington
Iowa FFA Foundation

Michael Sadler

Roby Shay
Grinnell Mutual

Steven Sipe
UTC Aerospace Systems

David Spalding
Iowa State University College of Business

Steve Sukup
Sukup Manufacturing

Angela Swanton

John Teeple
John Deere

Tom Toner

Brian Waller
Technology Association of Iowa

Jeff Weld
Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council

Brent Willett
Cultivation Corridor

Tim Zarley
Zarley Law

Shane Zimmerman
Wells Fargo

And many more!

Contact: Katherine Harrington – InnovationIOWA Magazine Sales Manager 515-689-4447