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 […]

Each year the Business Record gets the pulse on key issues affecting the region’s business community from our audience. Back in October we reached out, and Des Moines leaders delivered. Catch a glimpse of what people thought about artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles in Des Moines and cybersecurity below, and look for the Business Record’s annual […]

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.

MākuSafe CEO Gabriel Glynn (center) accepts the 2019 ACORD InsurTech Innovation Challenge award in October. Photo contributed MākuSafe, a West Des Moines-based wearable technology company, was named the 2019 ACORD InsurTech Innovation Challenge winner in Boston, taking home a $15,000 cash prize, a membership to the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD) and distribution […]

The Ames-based autonomous farming platform Smart Ag has been acquired by Raven Industries, a Sioux Falls-based industrial company with the precision agriculture division Raven Applied Technology. The acquisition falls under the newly-established Raven Autonomy, the company’s strategic growth platform for autonomous agriculture solutions announced on Oct. 28. Smart Ag launched in 2015 and is most […]

The Technology Association of Iowa, PC Matic and the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce are partnering to present the Siouxland Manufacturing Tech Town Hall on Nov. 6. Panel members include Michael Bird, CEO and co-founder of Spindustry; Hank Norem, president and CEO of Ramco Innovations; and Jerry Steenhoek, chief technologist for Interstates. The Siouxland Manufacturing Tech […]