The Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations (EDIR) is now accepting applications for FY18 Regents Innovation Fund proposals. The funds are to support the development of ISU innovations with commercial potential and to help more ISU technology reach the marketplace as the foundation for new Iowa companies and/or the growth of existing Iowa companies.  The funding is intended to support a wide-range of stages in technology development, from the initial research concept (prior to intellectual property disclosure), to proof of concept, to licensing and commercialization.  All proposals should have a clear commercial benefit or potential for the state of Iowa and must show a clear participation by Iowa industry(s).  Interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged.

Deadline for receipt of applications is April 24, 2017; the review panel date is June 9, 2017. Prior to initiating the application process, applicants should contact Kris Johansen,, 294-3208 to discuss their idea.