Des Moines-based “smart building” startup Igor has been selected as a finalist for two global technology awards, the company announced this week. Igor is a 2020 Sapphire Award finalist for Best in Emergency SSL Luminaires, Modules and Drivers and a finalist in a second category, Smart and Connected SSL Enabling Technologies. Igor produces the Nexos […]

Verizon’s first 5G service rollout is live in select areas of the Des Moines metro, but the company is keeping plans for future expansion quiet in the meantime. Des Moines is the 20th market to receive Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband service, which would be available to users of seven Verizon devices that are currently 5G-enabled. […]

The new decade has a promising start for a West Des Moines-based wearable technology safety company – as MākuSafe prepares for a small-scale market launch of its flagship armband and software system for industrial employers. MākuSafe will distribute about 8,000 wearable devices to initial customers in U.S.-based manufacturing facilities, or up to 80 devices per […]

For any organization thinking about cybersecurity, it’s hard to think about the risks.  In the 2019 Business Record Leaders’ Survey, readers were overall hesitant about business and government preparation in the event of a cyberattack, with about 30% of respondents reporting they perceive Iowans as somewhat prepared. So how would a regional not-for-profit, small to […]

IDx Technologies founder and CEO Michael Abramoff is succeeding Gary Seamans as executive chairman as the Coralville-based medical company announced new leadership appointments across its executive leadership team. Other appointments include John Bertrand succeeding Abramoff as CEO; Seth Rainford being appointed president and COO; and Danika Simonson being hired in the newly created chief of staff position. […]

Two months after employees of the cybersecurity firm Coalfire were arrested during penetration testing of state and county courthouses, the security community in Iowa gathered in an Adel Public Library community room — just blocks from the Dallas County Courthouse where they were caught. Awareness Con, organized by Black Hills Information Security, went to the […]

A screenshot of the STACS DNA Track-Kit portal for survivors of sexual assault. The data contained in this screenshot is example-only.  Photo provided to innovationIOWA By July 2020, Iowa will be the seventh state to implement a new tracking system to prevent the misplacement or backlog of untested sexual assault kits across medical facilities and […]

The DeltaV Code School, hosted in Cedar Rapids by the New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative, is launching the first nights-and-weekends Code 201 program for potential students with full-time jobs, NewBoCo announced last week. The eight-week course launches Jan. 18, 2020, with final class presentations on March 14. The DeltaV Code School is GI Bill-approved and is […]