Three Iowa legislators met with researchers and innovators engaged in COVID-19 testing, autonomous rural vehicles, and other areas of discovery during a visit to the University of Iowa Nov. 9 hosted by the UI Office for the Vice President for Research.
A growing number of Iowa-based companies trace their roots to federally funded University of Iowa research that helps them create jobs, generate wages, boost the local and state economy, and produce new knowledge, inventions, and services, according to a recent report by The Science Coalition (TSC).
Viewpoint Molecular Targeting, LLC founders met with Iowa legislators at the National Council on Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) National Demo Day. The purpose was to educate them on the key role university based biomedical startups play in creating high value jobs and in improving national economic and social competitiveness.
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.
This week the University of Iowa Research Park will kick off a series called Startup Solutions that offers one-on-one expert advice on a range of topics to help tenants grow their businesses, including human resources, accounting, law and technical issues.
The University of Iowa Office of Research and Economic Development hosted five state legislators on an interactive tour of campus research and economic development activities Thursday, Nov. 13.