Iowa farmers will get a hand in finding solutions to some of their biggest challenges under a new, innovative partnership between Landus Cooperative and Defensewerx, a nonprofit that is the world’s largest innovation ecosystem serving the nation’s leading national security, defense and intelligence communities. Through the partnership with Landus, Defensewerx, an intermediary known for solving […]

Meta executive says metaverse will provide for more engaged, present workforce interactions The metaverse is not designed to replace in-person interaction, but instead is intended to give people a “feeling of presence, feeling like you are right there and with other people,” a Meta executive told an audience recently during a joint presentation with the Iowa […]

Osage chemical company focusing on environmental impact with solar farm and native prairie A company that produces biological products from natural bacteria focused on agricultural applications is expanding its sustainability portfolio with the establishment of a native prairie and the construction of a solar farm at its plant in Osage, in northern Iowa’s Mitchell County. […]

Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy has entered into an agreement with Meta to buy power from its Great Pathfinder Wind project in Boone and Hamilton counties to provide energy to Meta’s operations in the region, including its data center in Altoona. According to a news release, it is Meta’s second clean-power purchase agreement in Iowa. “Our […]

More than $210 million has been awarded to grant applicants to further expand high-speed internet across Iowa, the governor’s office announced Tuesday. According to a news release, the funding was awarded to more than 160 applicants as part of the investment to expand broadband across the state. “Our commitment to high-speed, reliable broadband for all Iowans continues to […]

The Technology Association of Iowa on Monday announced the finalists for this year’s Prometheus Awards, which will be presented Nov. 4, at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. The awards, presented by business advisory firm LWBJ, recognize achievements in technology and innovation. According to a release from the TAI, “the year’s finalists epitomize great talent, […]

The Cedar Rapids-based Iowa Startup Accelerator is accepting applications for its fall cohort. Managing Director Alex Taylor said applications are open until Aug. 15. The cohort is expected to be announced by Aug. 27, and begin on Sept. 13 in Cedar Rapids. Taylor said applications will be reviewed to ensure they meet the qualifications of the program. […]