Carlisle-based wireless and wireline infrastructure company Murphy Tower Service has announced a new office location in Springfield, Tenn. It is the company’s ninth physical location across six states, including Nebraska, Missouri and Minnesota. The company’s three Iowa offices include two in Carlisle and another in Fairfax. The new building houses a training facility for the company’s tower […]

Nominations are open for the Iowa Biotech Leader of the Year Award through Feb. 3. The award is given to an individual who has demonstrated leadership in their organization and within the industry, an ability to bring innovative biotechnology products and services to the marketplace, and a commitment to advocate for Iowa’s biotechnology industry. The recipient […]

2023 will bring Iowa’s innovation stakeholders some of the first opportunities to see the infusion of $96 million from the U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative in action. Announced in October 2022, the funding is distributed across four new programs, each taking a different angle on increasing funding access. Anna Lensing, innovation team project manager at […]

Bunker Labs Des Moines recently announced the graduation of four Central Iowa veterans from its Veterans in Residence (ViR) Program, an initiative that is offered nationwide. According to a news release, ViR is a six-month, early-stage business incubator that provides veteran and military family member entrepreneurs with business education, coworking space, a local entrepreneurial community and […]

BioConnect Iowa and its partners have announced the three Iowa companies that will take part in the fourth cohort of the Iowa Go-To-Market (G2M) Accelerator. According to a news release, the G2M Accelerator is designed to support Iowa companies developing technology-driven innovative products or services that have participated in another incubator, accelerator or business assistance program but could […]

The Cattlemen’s Heritage Beef Co. has finalized the purchase of the site for its planned 2,000-head-per-day beef-processing facility in Mills County. The company completed the agreement to buy 132 acres from a private party on Dec. 30. The sale price was not disclosed. “Land purchases for projects of this size often take quite a while […]

Among the America’s Cultivation Corridor’s range of efforts to develop Iowa’s agricultural and bioscience economy, it started a new initiative in 2022 to engage the next generation of agriculture professionals. The Next Gen Innovation Impact Study program, partnering with Start Something (a program of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University), launched in 2022 […]

Patent fees have been lowered for small and micro entities, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s new fee schedule that took effect at the end of 2022. President Joe Biden recently signed two new laws, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 and the Unleashing American Innovators Act of 2022, which resulted in the reduced […]