If you are inspired to make the perfect Korean taco, travel in space, swim the Bering Strait, create legendary ice cream or create digital fantasy worlds, you could get more than a few tips from the speakers at the 10th anniversary edition of ciWeek. The event, this year themed “Small Steps to Giant Leaps,” returns […]

For Robert Riley, innovation is looking at Iowa’s lush summertime landscape as a photosynthesis machine feeding the world. It’s about creating food additives from corn oils and other materials at his flagship company, Feed Energy, while working day and night to improve the environment that corn is grown in. Riley knows the glacier-stirred soil needs […]

Ames, the northern headwaters of the growing Cultivation Corridor, is looking to bookend the west-side research center — the doubling-in-size Iowa State University Research Park — with the city’s first major industrial park. The man in the middle, Ames Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dan Culhane, said the 1,350-acre industrial park on the east edge of town, […]

Ames-based Smart Ag has developed a cloud-based platform for driverless tractors in a move designed to build on a trend toward automation in agriculture. The recently released application, AutoCart, automates grain cart tractors, allowing farmers to increase efficiency through better timing and use of existing equipment, the company reports. AutoCart is part of a system […]