Articles from January 2017

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Deadline extended to Feb. 10 for Discovery and Innovation Awards

The deadline has been extended to receive nominations for the Discovery and Innovation Awards, which honor University of Iowa faculty, staff and student research, innovation, mentorship and startup success.

UI spinout company VIDA Diagnostics raises $5.1 million Series B funding

VIDA Diagnostics Inc., a medical software and services company based in the UI BioVentures Center and created through research at the UI College of Engineering, recently announced the company raised $5.1 million in Series B funding.

State Hygienic Lab Director Atchison to retire June 30

Christopher Atchison, Director of the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) at the University of Iowa, has announced plans to retire June 30 after serving the state of Iowa and the University of Iowa in that role for a decade. Atchison also will retire at the same time from his positions as College of Public Health Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Clinical Professor in Health Management and...

UI Research Park company awarded competitive grant from National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Innovas Technologies, located at the University of Iowa Technology Innovation Center in the UI Research Park, a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) seed funding grant to conduct research and development on mobile micro-sensors aimed at eliminating $40 billion in waste in equipment used in industries such as power generation, oil and gas...

UI posts new rules on drone use

PLEASE NOTE: Updates to the University of Iowa's policy on drones were announced on September 4, 2018. The language in the new policy supersedes the language below. For details on the University of Iowa's new policy, visit the Office of Risk Management's website. January 23, 2017 The University of Iowa has instituted a new policy governing the appropriate use of uncrewed aerial systems (UAS), or...

Applied Food Sciences Inc. recruited by UI BioVentures Center’s culture of innovation

Austin, Texas-based Applied Food Sciences Inc. recently opened a new branch of its company at the University of Iowa’s BioVentures Center in the UI Research Park. Applied Food Sciences is a natural ingredient supplier specializing in botanical extracts for food, beverages and supplements.

GOLDrush crowdfunding raises money and awareness

The Hawkeye community has a strong tradition of giving, and it didn’t disappoint. Just before the winter holidays, the first round of GOLDrush crowdfunding concluded with two of three pilot projects exceeding their $10,000 goal.

UI Research Park company launches customer research software product

ConnectFive, a research and design company located at the University of Iowa Research Park, recently launched its software product Handrail. The software-as-a-service, cloud-computing platform supports research used in customer interviews, concept testing, prototype evaluation, and usability tests for the development of new commercial products. Sean McKay, president and founder of ConnectFive...