Category: Innovation & Entrepreneurship


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…


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….


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…


Iowa State’s I-Corps program seeks applicants for fall 2018 cohort

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research, and Julie Lelonek, Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations

Applications for Iowa State University’s third I-Corps cohort are being accepted now through Sept. 7. To be considered, teams should complete the online application. Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a review panel before the final cohort is selected. Key program dates for the fall 2018 semester are online. “Participating in I-Corps offers…