IBI Scientific, a Dubuque-based manufacturer and international provider of life science research equipment and reagents, has launched its new specialty and custom blending department, allowing it to offer private-labeled, custom-blended chemicals. IBI expanded its Dubuque facility to include a state-of-the-art pure water system, sterile suite, anti-room and quality control lab. IBI Scientific now can special […]

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded six jurisdictions $20 million each through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, a program that aims to build and bolster infrastructure to advance scientific progress. Iowa’s project, titled “Building Capacity Across Iowa to Meet Human Needs From Things That Grow,” aims for Iowa to become an advanced […]

Plus, two founders share how the startup studio supported them The renovated Maple Studios space on the campus of factory automation equipment distributor Ramco Innovations is now open. It’s designed to support early-stage industrial technology companies and founders during their startup to growth stages. Since 2018, Maple Studios, formerly Maple Ventures, has filled gaps for industrial […]

A look at the new Smart Industrial Strategy at Des Moines Works factory Tech takeaway The John Deere Des Moines Works factory in Ankeny produces four main products: self-propelled sprayers, cotton pickers, tillage equipment and grain drills. In 2020, Deere & Co. launched a new operating model, the Deere Smart Industrial Strategy, focusing on technology […]

Maple Studios, a startup studio for industrial technology startups and early-stage companies, opened Wednesday and is accepting applications from new members. The studio, formerly known as Maple Ventures, is open to companies with an industrial technology focus that are building a physical product. Members can range from the conceptual stage to those with products already […]

Alquist 3D, an Iowa-based 3D printing construction company, announced Wednesday the kickoff of its first on-site 3D-printed homes in Iowa. The project will be a partnership between Alquist, the Muscatine Center for Social Action and the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine to build 10 single-family homes in Muscatine, according to a news release. The first home will […]

Ramco Innovations set to triple space available to startups Entrepreneur support center Maple Ventures is moving into its next phase with the announcement of its first full-time director and plans to triple the amount of space available to industrial technology companies at Ramco Innovations. Renovations are underway to convert one of three buildings at Ramco’s […]

The REMADE Institute, a 154-member public-private partnership established by the U.S. Department of Energy, has announced a new technology license involving an innovation capable of recovering precious metals from used electronics more easily and cost-effectively. The innovation, developed with REMADE support with an initial investment of $140 million by DOE, is part of a research and development project […]