The Iowa State University Research Foundation (ISURF) marked its 80th anniversary by hosting its Board of Directors for a celebration during its October meeting.

As one of the first academic technology transfer organizations in the country, ISURF spearheaded the protection and commercialization of inventions made by Iowa State University faculty and researchers. ISURF experienced notable success over the last eight decades, bringing to market innovations in agriculture, veterinary medicine, food processing, engineering, and material science and was recently named one of the top 100 universities worldwide in granted U.S. utility patents.