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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

Billi Hunt Named Executive Director of the Cultivation Corridor

Wed, Jan 31, 2018

​The Cultivation Corridor announced Billi Hunt has been named Executive Director. Hunt joins the Cultivation Corridor after working as the Government Affairs Manager — U.S. Central Region for DuPont. The U.S. Central Region includes Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. In this role, she supported DuPont’s global business through state-level advocacy, public policy initiatives and government-related business collaborations.

Prior to her role in government affairs, Hunt worked with Optimum Quality Grains, L.L.C., a DuPont/Pioneer joint venture. She also worked for the Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce (prior to the organization’s evolution into the Greater Des Moines Partnership) as the Agriculture Coordinator.

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Collaborations are afoot in the ISU Research Park

Tue, Jan 9, 2018

Park-based companies partner in a joint effort to relieve foot pain

​The Iowa State University Research Park (ISURP) is home to a diverse, innovative community of startups, small-staff operations, growing entrepreneurial ventures and corporations with multiple locations worldwide. Yet, as diverse as the companies may be, growing partnerships are taking place among some of the park’s companies. Take for example Lifestream Clinic and The Oh Ball who have come together in a joint effort to relieve foot pain.

Learn more about their unique collaboration that will be a game-changer for people who are suffering from foot pain and are seeking relief, and for practitioners who are in need of a new method of getting a handle on their patients’ pain.

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Iowa State University Startup Factory Announces Its Fourth Cohort, Launch of the Startup Factory Network, Inaugural Cohort

Thu, Jan 4, 2018

​The Iowa State University Startup Factory announced its fourth cohort of entrepreneurs to enter the Ames-based program and the launch of the Startup Factory Network and its inaugural cohort. Twelve teams will participate in ISU Startup Factory’s fourth cohort and 11 teams comprise the Startup Factory Network cohort.

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Upcoming Events


CEO Academy: Talent Potholes for Early Stage Companies Featuring Jon Leafstedt

​Join the Iowa State Startup Factory and Research Park for our CEO Academy for startups featuring Jon Leafstedt, Managing Partner Kincannon & Reed. Jon will discuss strategies for early-stage companies to help them navigate around the "talent potholes" they face. The event will be held at the Economic Development Core Facility on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 12-1 p.m. Space is limited; sign-up is required.

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Partnering For Growth: Biotech Innovation Showcase & Forum

​Partnering for Growth features an investor conference and industry forum that joins innovators, investors and biotech leaders together over the course of a day and a half.

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