Iowa State University Research park

The ISU Research Park (ISURP) was founded to provide space and resources needed to advance science-based initiatives. Today, over 80 companies own or rent space in the Research Park — a number that’s constantly growing. The Research Park works with businesses from a variety of industries to improve economic development in Ames, across the state, and nation wide.

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Ames IA 50010
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ISU Startup Factory graduate Tractor Zoom awarded $15,000 in John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

AMES, Iowa (September 20, 2018) - The Iowa State University Startup Factory (SUF) today announced Tractor Zoom earned third place and the $15,000 prize in the 2018 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition. Tractor Zoom, located in West Des Moines, is a member of SUF’s Cohort 3, which graduated in June. The company has developed a digital advertising platform for heavy equipment auctions. Their platform utilizes software to streamline the auction advertising process to directly...

Kent Corporation Opens Innovation Center at ISU Research Park

The following press release was posted on September 6, 2018 via Kent Corporation.  MUSCATINE, Iowa (September 3, 2018) – Kent Corporation has opened the Kent Innovation Center on the Research Park campus of Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames, Iowa. Kent Corporation is a recognized innovation leader in the ever-changing world of agriculture, food, feed, and bioscience. “This new Innovation Center will grow and strengthen our relationship with Iowa State University as we apply cutting edge...

Focus on R & D Spurs Growth for Calcium Products

Ames-based provider of organic fertilizer partners with ISU, USDA to perfect product, boost yields For more than three decades, Calcium Products has been perfecting the process of enriching soil to help ensure the seeds farmers put in the ground have the best chance to offer a big yield. The company, which moved its corporate headquarters – including its research and development division – to offices in the Iowa State University Research Park in 2014, processes mined limestone and gypsum to...

TMC Moves to Offer Interns More

Transportation Giant Establishes Office in ISU Research Park with Strategic Aim Surrounded by firms focused on pushing the bounds of the technology of tomorrow, TMC’s satellite office in Ames may look a little out of place. The transportation company is focused on efficiently moving multi-ton flatbeds, packed with hard goods, across concrete and asphalt from sea-to-shining-sea. By contrast, many of its neighbors in the Iowa State University Research Park “push weight” by bouncing bits of data...


Find your next career right here. ISU Research Park provides you an opportunity to work in the growing field of science & technology.

There are currently 63 positions available with ISURP tenants.


The ISU Research Park can connect you with resources, staff, funding, facilities and more.

Expand your capabilities with collaborative relationships available through the Iowa State University Research Park.

ISU Research Park’s established network allows you to simplify your own business model, exchange ideas, and grow in your industry.