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.

Upcoming Events

Thu 30

Kent Innovation Office in the ISU Research Park – Open House

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2501 North Loop Dr.
Ames IA 50010
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Oct 19


October 19 - October 21
2710 S Loop Dr
Ames IA 50010
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For Students, By Students: Business Engagement Collaborative Offers Up Real-World Experience

As secondary education has evolved over the decades, a greater emphasis has been placed on providing students options for practical experiences, outside the classroom setting. Seizing on this trend, Ames High School, the Iowa State University Research Park and the Ames Chamber of Commerce came together to develop a unique program to give students an opportunity to work hand-in-hand with businesses throughout the community. Established in 2016, the Ames High Business Engagement Collaborative...

Focus on R & D Spurs Growth for Calcium Products

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 correct soil pH and supply sulfur for growing everything from corn and soybeans to the turf on golf...

Vermeer-ISU Relationship Proves Mutually Beneficial

As an Iowa-based company, Vermeer Manufacturing has always had a close relationship with Iowa State University. And in recent years, that relationship has only grown closer as Vermeer has established a physical presence in Ames, just minutes from where its next generation of leaders is getting its schooling. Founded in Pella in 1948, today Vermeer supplies the world with an array of agriculture, construction, surface mining, tree care, organic recycling, and wood waste processing equipment....

Ensoft: Managing the Digital Age

The digital age, with all its complexity, began at Iowa State University in 1942 when ISU physics professor John Atanasoff and assistant Clifford Berry built the “ABC” (Atanasoff Berry Computer), the world’s first digital electronic computer – to save them the trouble of cranking out calculations on a simple adding machine. Managing the world’s digital complexity is the mission of another ISU professor, Suraj Kothari, and EnSoft Corp., the company he founded in the Iowa State University...
Helping Coaches Coach

Helping Coaches Coach

When they launched Camp Marketing Services — today known as My Online Camp — back in 2006, co-founders Don Myers, Andy Priestley and Matthew Mann had a modest goal: To remove the administrative headaches of running camps for coaches. While the team had a hunch back...

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An Innovative Approach to STEM Education

Ames-based startup is changing the game when it comes to introducing engineering to school-aged students Learning to design and build has always been a big part of early education. For centuries, children have been encouraged to explore their imagination with...

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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.