Having clear and up-to-date protocols and policies around intellectual property (IP) is critically important for moving discovery at the University of Iowa forward. It ensures that inventions by faculty and staff are clearly identified, adequately protected, and leveraged in a way that benefits the inventor, the university, and the public—should the IP eventually translate into a commercial product, service, or company.
After a 38-year engineering career, Neil Quellhorst’s retirement years aren’t being lived on the golf course. He was recently hired by MERGE, a collaborative design and prototype lab geared toward entrepreneurs in tech fields, to serve as engineering prototype director.
The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today announced a $1.5 million grant for a cutting-edge biomedical and electronics prototyping hub, called protostudios, to support small businesses and train students in Iowa.