Iowa State University economics professor John Winters, pictured, and graduate student Kunwon Ahn have co-authored a new study that indicates more education increases entrepreneurship in the U.S., particularly for women. “The benefits of education are often debated. Some worry it’s mostly about signaling rather than skill development, but our study provides a piece of evidence that […]

Iowa State University and the University of Iowa were ranked in the top 50 undergraduate schools for entrepreneurship studies by the Princeton Review’s 2023 annual survey. ISU ranked 11th for the third year in a row, according to a news release, and the University of Iowa was ranked No. 22. Among programs in the Midwest, ISU ranked […]

John Deere announced Oct. 26 that it is partnering with Iowa State University to help U.S. farmers feed the world and fuel sustainability, the Quad Cities Regional Business Journal reported. Through the strategic partnership, Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co. and ISU will establish a demonstration site consisting of four fields and processes that will enable Deere […]

Submitted by Beth Livingston, associate professor in management and entrepreneurship, University of Iowa Tippie College of Business I’ve lost count of how many companies talk about employee work-life “balance.” Magazine articles, webinars, tweets and emails either bemoan our lack of balance or proclaim they can help you achieve it. But here’s something I’ve learned after studying […]

Meta executive says metaverse will provide for more engaged, present workforce interactions The metaverse is not designed to replace in-person interaction, but instead is intended to give people a “feeling of presence, feeling like you are right there and with other people,” a Meta executive told an audience recently during a joint presentation with the Iowa […]

Submitted by Nick Gerhart, PI515 Board Member, Executive Vice President of Homesteaders Life Company Is your company hybrid? Virtual? Face-to-face? A business leader cannot escape this conversation. What is the future of work? What will the office look like? Will there be an office? What about corporate culture that business leaders work so hard to create […]

America’s Cultivation Corridor has announced the launch of its first class of Innovation Interns from Iowa State University and the launch of its Next Gen Innovation Impact Study program in partnership with ISU’s Start Something College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. “We’re excited to launch this program to provide Iowa State students the opportunity to connect with and […]

Google announced Tuesday a $150,000 grant awarded to the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council to support the council’s mission and programs. “Public-private partnerships are so critical if we expect our future workforce to have the skills needed for high-demand jobs in our state,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said in a prepared statement. “Through Google’s investment, they […]

The “Tech takeaway” is a new feature in the innovationIOWA newsletter that will summarize the topic of the main story and offer insight into the Business Record’s reporting. Feedback and story ideas can be sent to Sarah Bogaards at sarahbogaards@bpcdm.com Tech takeaway: Cedar Rapids nonprofit NewBoCo is launching a Community Partners Pilot Program to work […]