ResearchNews

Category: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

10.04.2021

Developing a skilled workforce in rural Iowa using advanced learning technologies

By Nick Fetty, Iowa State University College of Engineering

A team of interdisciplinary researchers at Iowa State University will study ways that they can utilize digital teaching technologies to effectively develop a robust workforce that will serve Iowa’s rural communities. This one-year, $150,000 pilot study is supported by the National Science Foundation and will be led by Eliot Winer, professor of mechanical engineering. Other researchers on this…

08.30.2021

Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator adds Iowa State as Channel Partner

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

Iowa State University has been invited to participate as a Channel Partner in the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) – the first, and currently only, Channel Partner from the state of Iowa. IN2, funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation, follows a proven model to assist agriculture and clean technology companies in accelerating their paths to…

08.25.2021

Iowa State University Part of $15M Great Lakes Innovation Corps Hub

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

In an effort to nurture a regional innovation ecosystem and move more discoveries from the research lab to the real world, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has established a Great Lakes Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Hub — and Iowa State University plays a key role. The 11-university Hub is led by the University of Michigan (U-M),…

05.19.2021

I-Corps Experience Helped Chart 3D Health Solutions’ Path to Startup Success

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

Karin Allenspach is a professor of translational health and small animal internal medicine at Iowa State University. Her colleague, Jonathan Mochel, is an associate professor of quantitative pharmacology. As co-founders of the Ames-based startup 3D Health Solutions, they began their entrepreneurial journey at Iowa State by going through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps…

04.11.2021

Innovation Shines at First-Ever Virtual Research Days Event

By Caitlin Ware, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

After a one-year COVID-19 pandemic-related hiatus, Iowa State University’s annual Research Days event returned March 23-25. More than 200 campus scholars participated, collaborating across disciplines and celebrating institution discoveries in a revamped multi-day, multi-platform, entirely virtual program. For the first time, the yearly on-campus opportunity for networking and idea-sharing — hosted by the Office of…

02.25.2021

G2M Aims to Boost Research-Driven Startups Past a Good Start

By Dave Roepke, Inside Iowa State

Startup accelerators can help flesh out innovations and inspirations, plotting a path from idea to income. But after those programs end, the difficult work of building a company is just beginning, unfamiliar territory for founders of research-driven and high-technology startups. Follow-up is the gap Iowa Go-To-Market (G2M) hopes to fill. The new accelerator, which announced its first cohort Feb….

02.18.2021

I-Corps Proves a Training Ground for Success, From Industry to Startup

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

Since its inception in 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program at Iowa State has helped campus innovators evolve into emerging entrepreneurs. The Iowa State I-Corps Site was launched as a collaboration between the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations (EDIR). The…