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Learn about Iowa State University Research Park innovations and achievements. Read the latest news from ISU Research Park and its tenants, from groundbreaking discoveries to new business announcements. Plus, check out ISU Research Park's calendar to see what events are coming up next. 

Latest News

A Fresh Perspective on Farming

Wed, May 24, 2017

Bringing New Ideas and Methods to One of the World’s Oldest Trades

​​Colin Hurd has developed a knack for bringing the gritty world of farming harmoniously together with the white collar life of the entrepreneur. As comfortable in the glow from his laptop as he is working under a massive tractor, Colin is carving out a reputation for successfully applying the startup mindset to one of the world’s oldest trades.

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A Transformative Technology

Tue, May 23, 2017

SAFI-Tech Makes Waves in the Market With Revolutionary Product

​​While SAFI-Tech, one of the first members of the Iowa State University Startup Factory, has made some pretty big waves with the release of its revolutionary product, the team’s approach to science isn’t overly sophisticated. SAFI-Tech leaders Martin Thuo, Ian Tevis, and Jiahao Chen are committed to driving innovation in a way that is practical, sustainable, inexpensive and all about solving problems. SAFI-Tech’s first product is checking all of those boxes. 

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To Foster Closer Research Ties, John Deere ‘Embeds’ Scientists on ISU Campus

Tue, May 23, 2017

​Recent industry-sponsored research arrangements at U.S. institutions show how close some schools are getting to their corporate partners, embracing varying versions of an embedding model that involves industry developing a branded presence on campus – often with corporate researchers working alongside faculty innovators or company-named centers for research collaboration.

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Upcoming Events


Ames Grand Prix Bike Race - June 10 & 11

​Join us for the inaugural Ames Grand Prix featuring a twilight criterium on Saturday June, 10th followed by a 2.8 mile circuit race on Sunday June 11th. Event powered by Ames Velo.

Ames Main Street Criterium: This .7 mile flat course is fun and fast.  Excellent quality roads and the Saturday Main Street Cultural District vibe will make this a memorable afternoon and evening.  All shops, restaurants and bars will be open during the race, so it's a perfect chance to bring family and friends to the races.

Research Park Circuit Race: This 2.6 mile technical circuit will make for some dynamic racing.  With many vantage points, it also makes for a great race to spectate.  Hot lap primes will be offered to help spice things up.  The south end of the course features some of the beautiful new architecture recently completed.

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2nd annual Animal Health in the Heartland: Ensuring a Safe Food Supply symposium

​The Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) and the Bio Nebraska Life Sciences Association (Bio Nebraska) are proud to announce the second annual Animal Health In the Heartland: Ensuring A Safe Food Supply symposium scheduled for Wednesday, July 19th, 2017, at the Scheman Building located on the campus (just northwest of Hilton Coliseum) of Iowa State University in Ames.

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