Weld, executive director of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, has been a driving force behind developing a successful and thriving science, technology, engineering and math program in Iowa.  Through his leadership and guidance, STEM has emerged from the depths of obscurity in Iowa to play a prominent role in Iowa’s education system and advancing talent […]

Manufacturers ranging from recreational vehicle makers to distilleries and injection-mold companies — as well as companies outside the manufacturing industry — rapidly shifted their organizations’ talents toward producing critically needed personal protective equipment for front-line health care workers in their communities across Iowa.  Among the largest manufacturers that jumped into making PPE items was Deere […]

The East Polk Innovation Collaborative, Facebook and other local partners have established the East Polk County Relief Fund for local COVID-19 relief, supported by an initial $350,000 contribution by Facebook, the company announced this week. The fund will designate $250,000 for small business support and $100,000 for nonprofit and individual assistance. Small businesses and nonprofits […]

Nebullam Inc., an indoor farming company located in the Iowa State University Research Park, launched a new farm food delivery service to connect Central Iowa residents with locally grown produce. Founded in 2017, Nebullam primarily served local grocers and restaurants through Central Iowa, but lost more than 70% of its customer base once COVID-19 prompted […]

ETALYC, an Ames SaaS provider focused on improving traffic flow and safety, has been selected to participate in the 2020 University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase on Sept. 10 in Washington, D.C. ETALYC will be one of several university-affiliated startups featured in the showcase hosted by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and the Association […]

The 2020 Prometheus Awards, hosted by the Technology Association of Iowa, will transition to a weeklong virtual event beginning June 22 with scheduled award announcements in the wake of COVID-19, Vice President Tyler Wyngarden announced this week. The full schedule of announcements will be available online; registered attendees will receive event links before the event to […]

From left, InfraLytiks Chief Operating Officer Tyler Carter, Chief Technology Officer Akash Vidyadharan and President Kevin Prendergast.  Submitted photo When Des Moines startup InfraLytiks started the year, the staff was looking at data in the stars as part of the Catalyst Space Accelerator. Now, the team is leveraging the experience as InfraLytiks wades further into […]