University of Iowa graduate students and faculty interested in commercializing their research can now pursue that at the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center’s new business incubator, the university announced Tuesday. The incubator is designed to be more flexible than the undergraduate incubator so students and faculty can participate no matter their schedule. The first cohort started this spring with 19 students and faculty from across academic programs, but many of the participants are researchers, doctors or lab workers from the engineering or health care colleges. Qualifying students can access startup and development money from I-Corps, the National Science Foundation’s funding initiative for startup STEM ventures. The expectation is to have the first ventures advance to seeking national investors and growth-stage funding and for the incubator to continue this summer with new participants joining. To learn more about the undergraduate and graduate incubators, visit