A research project led by Iowa State University into broadband delivery for rural communities is one of two finalists for a national grant by the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR), funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and 35 wireless companies and associations.  A team of 10 core project researchers led by ISU professor […]

ISU CYstarters held its 2020 Demo Day virtually, live streaming announcements on YouTube and Facebook last week with more than 160 community members tuning in. The event announced three categories of awards, including the first Ted Bair Cystarters Awards in memory of Ted Bair, former Iowa State regional director at America’s Small Business Development Center. […]

Kris Johansen, manager of industry engagement in the Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations (EDIR) and Iowa State University Startup Factory COO, has officially resigned from both posts to join the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE). Johansen will join as director of external relations at NIAMRRE, which is hosted at […]

Oakland Corp., a software and IT solutions developer for grain elevators and cooperatives, is opening an office at the Iowa State University Research Park, the company announced this week. Founded in Story City, Oakland provides integrated software managing grain, agronomy and fuel; a point of sale product; and scale and field mapping interfaces. 

FarmHand App, a member of cohort eight from the Iowa State University Startup Factory, has been awarded a $25,000 Proof of Commercial Relevance loan from the Iowa Economic Development Authority board for product refinement, market planning and entry activities and other expenses, Startup Factory announced. FarmHand App, launched in 2019, is a De Witt-based startup […]

The Ag Startup Engine has invested an initial $50,000 in Ames startup Haber Technologies Inc., which is commercializing a grain bin drying technology called DRI-Stack to reduce damage and spoilage once corn is harvested. The system will allow farmers to harvest earlier, reduce utility costs, increase safety and make drying a faster process, ASE said […]

Iowa State University’s Startup Factory has moved all weekly cohort meetings online to continue delivering the 52-week program, the organization announced this week. The accelerator has extended its cohort nine application deadline to May 29 as well; applications are available online. Final decisions will be announced in June, and the cohort is scheduled to begin […]

Iowa State University computer scientists have developed a data science infrastructure to support research efficiencies for scientists studying the COVID-19 coronavirus, ISU announced this week. Researchers were able to load 60 years of coronavirus research, or more than 44,000 published papers, into a searchable platform that will allow scientists to quickly locate and analyze coronavirus research […]

The Iowa State University Computation and Construction Lab is turning to 3D printing to manufacture and distribute face shields to Iowa hospitals. Shelby Doyle, assistant professor of architecture, and eight students have corralled 30 3D printers from campus to create parts for face shields and hope to manufacture up to 2,000 face shields. The printing and supplies […]

Universities, colleges and the U.S. Strategic Command meet on Iowa State University’s campus for the two-day Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance conference, which aims to foster academic community interest in researching deterrence and strategic national security in a global threat environment. The 2020 conference March 11-12 highlights cybersecurity issues including election security, identity theft and nuclear command, […]