Articles from May 2017

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MERGE and protostudios open their doors to Iowa’s entrepreneurs in downtown Iowa City

Thursday, May 25, 2017
University of Iowa Office of Research and Economic Development (OVPR&ED), the City of Iowa City, the Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD), and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center are hosting a grand opening for MERGE and protostudios on June 15 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. The new collaboration space for entrepreneurs is housed at 136 S. Dubuque Street on the pedestrian mall in downtown Iowa...

Research Development Office seeks to spur more ambitious, successful research projects

Monday, May 15, 2017
Think of it as research development support at warp drive. This spring, the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development (OVPR&ED) is launching the Research Development Office (RDO), offering a concierge service to help faculty submit more ambitious, more collaborative, and more successful research and scholarship project proposals. Led by recently hired...

UI Mobile Museum requests proposals for 2018 exhibits

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
The Pentacrest Museums and Office of the State Archaeologist, units of the Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development, invite UI departments to participate in the development of exhibits for the 2018 UI Mobile Museum. The Mobile Museum is a custom-built 38-foot RV that showcases the research and creativity of UI faculty, staff, and students at outreach and education events...
Marie Kerbeshian Portrait

Kerbeshian named Assistant Vice President and Director of UI Research Foundation

Thursday, May 4, 2017
The University of Iowa is ramping up its efforts to identify, protect, and translate promising research into commercial ventures and launch more faculty startup businesses. Effective May 23, Marie Kerbeshian, Vice President of Technology Commercialization at Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation, will lead efforts to develop, patent, and license promising inventions and other...

Prototyping facility “protostudios” makes debut at EntreFEST

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Have you ever had a great idea and though “someone should do that”? Sometimes you have to be the change you want to see. With generous support from Iowa Economic Development Authority, the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development is debuting its prototyping facility “protostudios” tomorrow at EntreFEST – which bills itself as the largest gathering of...

Celebrating Excellence awards salutes faculty, staff and student innovation and discovery

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Recognizing a year of innovation, scholarship and service, the University of Iowa Celebrating Excellence: Discovery and Innovation Awards Ceremony was held April 24.