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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

John Deere to Open Strategic Technology Office at Iowa State University

Tue, Feb 21, 2017

​AMES, Iowa (February 21, 2017) – Deere & Company has opened a strategic technology office in the Iowa State University (ISU) Research Park, growing its on-campus presence in recognition of the world-class research, education, and talent development capabilities at Iowa State.

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iSEEK Corporation Announces ShapeID

Mon, Feb 20, 2017

It is a Compact Shape Code for Embedded Identification Applications

​iSEEK Corporation announces ShapeID, a new shape code so condensed that it can fit within the small format of Quick Read (QR) codes or embedded technologies such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). The compact shape code retains high precision to differentiate even minor differences in shape.

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ISU Research Park, tenants receive awards and honors

Thu, Feb 9, 2017

​The ISU Research Park and some tenants were recently recipients of awards and honors, as reported by the Des Moines Register.

The Iowa State University Research Park and Vermeer (along with City of Ames, Ditch Witch, Mary Greeley Medical Center and Story County) were recipients of Economic Impact awards.

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Upcoming Events


HackISU Hackathon at Vermeer

Interested in programming? The ISU Hackathon is for you! Check out HackISU's webpage to learn more about the event and how to register!

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NewLink Blood Drive

Sign up for a spot from 9AM-1PM

​Be sure to sign up for NewLink's Blood Drive as they host the Blood Mobile in their parking lot on February 28th.

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Partnering for Growth: Biotech Innovation Showcase & Forum

Applications are being accepted between October 3, 2016 and January 6, 2017

Mark your calendars for October 3, 2016! On this date, IowaBio will begin accepting applications for its Partnering for Growth Biotech Innovation Showcase.  The Showcase is an investor conference that allows emerging biotech companies to compete for a $5,000 grand prize on March 21st in Ankeny, Iowa.

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