Johnston-based Growers Edge Financial Inc. announced this week the close of a $40 million Series B round of financing for the development of financial technology products in the agricultural industry. Led by Seed 2 Growth Ventures, Cox Enterprises and Skyline Global Partners, the round will allow Growers Edge to help more growers “de-risk” agtech adoption, […]

A new system under development by Collins Aerospace will help U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircrews transition from analog to cutting-edge digital vision systems that increase flight safety and mission effectiveness, the Corridor Business Journal reports. Work on the Enhanced Visual Acuity system is taking place at Collins Aerospace facilities in Iowa, California and Massachusetts.

Can food insecurity be addressed through a software program? With custom software created for area nonprofits, Polk County’s IT Department is developing the answer.  Tasked by the Polk County Board of Supervisors in early summer 2019, Polk County developers began studying up to 15 nonprofits addressing food insecurity and hunger in the county to learn […]

The Iowa State University Startup Factory announced its ninth cohort of entrepreneurs this week, following a virtual kickoff reception held June 25. Ten teams joined the program, with one honorary member selected to participate. The startups are: Cyber Manufacturing and Metrology Solution, i01, Novus Technologies, Peach Pay, Salen 247, seedBiome, SoilSerdem, Sushi3D, VisiHut, and Transport […]

The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator announced four startups located in Ames and India as members of the accelerator’s 2020 cohort. The 100-day program is headquartered in Des Moines and typically hosts founders in the East Village, starting with a networking event to introduce founders and community members; this year’s program launched via Facebook livestream on July […]

Adel-based Kuder Inc. has received the Career Readiness Solution of the Year award from the 2020 EdTech Breakthrough Awards program for the Kuder Navigator, an online career planning system for grades 6-12, Kuder announced this week. Navigator is designed as a career planning system to help secondary students visualize and strategize their futures, with research-based […]

Seven Central Iowa awardees were honored during the 2020 Prometheus Awards, held over a series of webcasts each day this week. The Prometheus Awards, presented by the Technology Association of Iowa and LWBJ, typically take place in early April as an evening banquet and were postponed initially by TAI, before transitioning into a fully virtual […]

Twelve Iowa technology players have been honored in the ongoing 2020 Prometheus Awards Week, and three more are waiting to hear their names after the 9 a.m. webcast release on Friday.  Among the statewide winners as of Thursday are five Central Iowa awardees: Cemen Tech of Indianola, Tractor Zoom of Urbandale, Hy-Vee and UnityPoint Health of West Des Moines, and Lana Fox (ClinicNote Inc.) of […]

Innovative Technologies, a producer and servicer of centrifuge parts, has launched a new division in Huxley to introduce CNC milling, CNC and manual turning, and saw cutting in its services. The new Innovative Machine Works division hosted an online ribbon-cutting celebration with representatives from the city of Huxley, Huxley Development Corp. and the Ames Economic […]