University of Iowa Engagement Centers

UI Partners - Iowa Businesses Grow

Driving technical innovations, training entrepreneurs and preparing skilled workers


  • Strengthen and diversify the Iowa economy through business expansion and new venture creation
  • Ensure a sufficient, highly-skilled workforce to capitalize on technology advances and global opportunities
  • Retain more college graduates in Iowa to fuel economic growth by existing companies and new startups



  • Establish University of Iowa engagement centers across the state to provide onsite expertise and services to Iowa businesses and entrepreneurs
  • Deliver advanced IT and business training to address workforce development needs
  • Enhance real-world technical and business collaborations between Iowa businesses and University of Iowa faculty and students


Engagement centers across Iowa

Engagement Centers plan across IowaThe University of Iowa will create a statewide network of integrated engagement centers that will leverage current and future university expertise and assets to meet the needs of Iowa businesses and communities. 




Contact Us

David Conrad, Deputy Director of Economic Development