BioConnect Iowa and its partners have announced the three Iowa companies that will take part in the fourth cohort of the Iowa Go-To-Market (G2M) Accelerator. According to a news release, the G2M Accelerator is designed to support Iowa companies developing technology-driven innovative products or services that have participated in another incubator, accelerator or business assistance program but could […]

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 […]

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced more than $5.4 million in funding through the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program to 44 awardees, including Iowa State University. FAST provides small businesses and startups, particularly those in underserved communities, with specialized training, mentoring, and technical assistance for research and development. Grant awardees qualify for award […]

An Iowa State University research team is a partner on an $80 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which will fund a project meant to spur more farmers to plant cover crops and perennial prairie grass through both direct payments and a demonstration of how harvested winter-hearty crops and grass can be processed […]

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 […]

Jonathan Kelly, an Iowa State University professor of psychology and human-computer interaction, is leading a research study into “cybersickness,” a set of symptoms similar to motion sickness that more than half of people experience when first exposed to virtual reality. He said helping people adapt to VR and overcome symptoms would allow the technology to be […]

As part of a $12 million, six-project effort by the U.S. Department of Energy, Gelli Ravikumar, a research assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Iowa State University, is leading a research team to develop cybersecurity systems that prevent, detect and mitigate attacks on renewable energy sources sending power to the grid. Solar panels […]

Homes are a central component of the residential addiction treatment YSS provides to Iowa youths. Two adapted houses in Ames have served as treatment facilities to help youths feel welcomed and comfortable while they recover. YSS CEO Andrew Allen said the organization determined about five years ago that the adapted homes weren’t able to accommodate all the […]