The Iowa State University Startup Factory announced nine new cohort companies for the 2021 program. Cohort X entrepreneurs are Ruben Aria (company unnamed), Jared Dopp (Frugi Biotechnology), Allison Hockey (Lineage Mapper), Nacu Hernandez, Baker Kuehl and Austin Homann (MacroLei Technologies), Nathaniel Kallmyer (Zymosense), Katherine Richardson Bruna (Mosquitoes & Me), Aaron Rosenberg (Rosenberg Solutions), Shan Jiang, […]

Researchers at Iowa State University and their partners are receiving $7 million in federal funding from the National Science Foundation to support the ARA: Wireless Living Lab for Smart and Connected Rural Communities, a Central Iowa project of the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program. The ARA also received $1 million in financial support […]

Living in laboratory flasks across the globe, cell cultures are hiding a lot of key insights in plain view of lab technicians developing medical therapies. “The health of a cell is the key parameter,” said Nigel Reuel, Iowa State University associate professor of chemical and biological engineering.   Despite the importance of constant surveillance of cell […]

Ana Pinto da Silva, co-founder and chief executive officer of the modular home company Minka Inc., will launch Iowa State University’s first Ignite Innovation Showcase with a lecture on April 16. Pinto da Silva will present the College of Design Dean’s Charrette Keynote Lecture “Learning Courage: Designing Innovation in a Post-COVID World” live via Zoom […]

Researchers at Iowa State University received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study how manure management systems in livestock production affect the development of bacteria capable of resisting antibiotics, ISU announced this week. The majority of antibiotics used today are in animal production; the researchers […]

Peter Hong has been named director of the Iowa State University Startup Factory program effective Feb. 1, the Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship announced Wednesday. Hong was selected after a regional search, and succeeds Bill Adamowski, the Startup Factory’s inaugural president, and Kris Johansen, interim director since Adamowski resigned in February. The Startup […]

Brandon Carlson is a software developer and the owner of short-term rental properties — and for the last few years, Carlson has gotten used to renters contacting him for help on odds-and-ends questions.  Where are the grilling utensils? The linen closet? The trash bags? “Every time, I tell myself, ‘I should really put a sign […]

Alliant Energy and the Iowa State University Digital Manufacturing Lab are partnering with two Iowa companies to provide 9,000 free face shields to schools and daycare facilities across the state, Alliant Energy announced on Wednesday. Alliant Energy has started delivering the face shields developed, produced and donated by the Digital Manufacturing Lab, which partnered with […]

ETALYC, founded by Iowa State University-based researchers, is among 22 startups nationally selected to be highlighted in the national University Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Showcase, ISU’s Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations announced on Monday. The I&E Showcase is hosted by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American […]

The Iowa State University John Pappajohn Entrepreneurship Center was named one of five finalists in the Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation award category by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC), a worldwide academic association of entrepreneurship educators. The award is given to honor a center that creatively supports the process of launching and accelerating […]