Center For Industrial Research And Service (Ciras)
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 and their partners have helped more than 4,100 businesses in every Iowa county, creating an economic impact of more than $3 billion.
CIRAS aims to improve the profitability of business through:
Customizable services rooted in applied research and established best practices.
ENGAGE. EDUCATE. EMBED.
The CIRAS approach ensures that services are delivered specific to every business. CIRAS focuses on making improvements stick and supports clients after a project ends.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
CIRAS has a commitment to permanent improvement and is backed by a satisfaction guarantee. A typical client achieves a 200% ROI – $2 return for every $1 invested.
CIRAS partnerships stretch across Iowa State University and beyond. Relationships with public and private experts enable CIRAS to deliver solutions that meet client needs.
In 2020 alone, more than 1,600 businesses from 93 Iowa counties received assistance on projects or attended educational workshops from CIRAS staff or partners. Companies responding to surveys reported a total economic impact of $614 million.
For more information, visit the CIRAS website.