The National Academy of Inventors is adding Iowa State University researchers Balaji Narasimhan and Guru Rao to its roster of academy fellows, ISU announced this week. Narasimhan is the director of ISU’s Nanovaccine Institute, and Rao is an associate vice president for research with focus in engineering proteins for nutritional enhancement of crops. Narasimhan and […]
FarmlandFinder, an Ames startup supporting farmland sales for buyers and sellers, raised $3 million in a seed funding round led by Cultivian Sandbox, with participation from Iowa Farm Bureau’s Rural Vitality Fund and Next Level Ventures. FarmlandFinder will use the funding to expand staff, founder and CEO Steven Brockshus said in a statement.
Two months after employees of the cybersecurity firm Coalfire were arrested during penetration testing of state and county courthouses, the security community in Iowa gathered in an Adel Public Library community room — just blocks from the Dallas County Courthouse where they were caught. Awareness Con, organized by Black Hills Information Security, went to the […]
Haber Technologies Inc. is launching a new grain drying and aeration system called the DRI-Stack, a new way to bin dry and aerate corn with high heat, during the 2019 Farm News Ag Show in Fort Dodge today. DRI-Stack’s announcement comes as Iowa farmers face a shortage of liquid propane necessary to dry crops harvested […]
Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer based in Des Moines, recently opened a new a $1.5 million Bakery Innovation Center, reports Bake Magazine. The center combines research and development support, customer laboratory services, and an in-house bakery pilot plant to support baking and snack manufacturers with batch packs, dough conditioners, softeners and mold inhibitors.
Download those social media controls before family time — nearly 7 in 10 Americans say they find people’s use of phones and other mobile devices at the Thanksgiving table annoying, reports the West Des Moines-based Meyocks’ 2019 Thanksgiving survey. Out of 1,4641 Americans surveyed, 32% admitted to checking or using mobile phones during the big […]
A screenshot of the STACS DNA Track-Kit portal for survivors of sexual assault. The data contained in this screenshot is example-only. Photo provided to innovationIOWA By July 2020, Iowa will be the seventh state to implement a new tracking system to prevent the misplacement or backlog of untested sexual assault kits across medical facilities and […]
The West Des Moines-based agritech startup droneSAR is rebranding to Sigma0 (pronounced Sigma zero) as the company evolves beyond drone services, Sigma0 announced this week. “We are a company developing insights about crops using radar technology. Our sensors support aerial and ground based platforms, not just drones, so it was vital to choose a new […]
John Deere received a Tech for a Better World award at the 2020 CES Innovation Awards, which recognize outstanding product design and engineering in consumer technology products. Deere was recognized for its 8RX row crop tractor that integrates artificial intelligence, the internet of things and advanced automation.
The DeltaV Code School, hosted in Cedar Rapids by the New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative, is launching the first nights-and-weekends Code 201 program for potential students with full-time jobs, NewBoCo announced last week. The eight-week course launches Jan. 18, 2020, with final class presentations on March 14. The DeltaV Code School is GI Bill-approved and is […]