Sundeep Vani joined Iowa State University in the newly-created role of chief technology officer for biobased products, the university has announced. As CTO, Vani will work with Biobased Product platform lead Brent Shanks and the Iowa Innovation Corp. to identify promising emerging technologies and develop them into commercial products. Vani has spent the last two […]

The Iowa Innovation Corp. has hired Jim Register as president and CEO to lead IICorp as the entity transitions into a new Iowa biosciences development center, reports the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Register will bring together partners from research institutions, global companies, entrepreneurs, investors and government to accelerate growth in the bioscience industries in Iowa, the […]

For Robert Riley, innovation is looking at Iowa’s lush summertime landscape as a photosynthesis machine feeding the world. It’s about creating food additives from corn oils and other materials at his flagship company, Feed Energy, while working day and night to improve the environment that corn is grown in. Riley knows the glacier-stirred soil needs […]