See the impact and be inspired.

Iowa State University Research Park is where people are hard at work trying to change the world. Curing diseases. Feeding populations. Improving communication. Solving problems. Read about the difference-makers and gamechangers around ISU Research Park by clicking on a story below. 


NewLink Employees Gather to Go the Distance

Wed, Aug 31, 2016

​Run That Started on a Whim Quickly Becomes an Annual Event

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All Positives As Pella Establishes Presence in Park

Tue, Aug 30, 2016

​​With the help of a long-time neighbor, one of the leading manufacturers of windows and doors is making its mark in the Iowa State University Research Park. Pella Corp., which is headquartered in the central Iowa town that shares its name and a neighbor to fellow ISURP tenant Vermeer, established a 2,200 square foot office space in Ames last October. 

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Building space available at ISU Research Park

Thu, Jul 7, 2016

​Flexible research and development space is available in the heart of the ISU Research Park. Check out our flyer, as well as floor plans and a virtual tour video to see what the space has to offer. Read More>>

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Helping Coaches Coach

Fri, Apr 1, 2016

​​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 then that there was a market for their services, they would have been hard-pressed to imagine where they would be a decade later.

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Workiva offers comprehensive dining experience for employees

Fri, Feb 12, 2016

​​In general, tech companies have been more aggressive than traditional organizations in adopting strategies that encourage collaboration and foster innovation into a comprehensive package of benefits offered to employees. Emerging tech heavyweight Workiva, based in the Iowa State University Research Park in Ames, has taken employee-friendly perks a step further by establishing a restaurant on-site at its Ames campus.

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Harrisvaccines leading the industry in the heartland

Mon, Oct 19, 2015

​​In the heart of the heartland, Harrisvaccines is making breakthroughs that have the potential to revolutionize the care of livestock around the world. That’s because Harrisvaccines has introduced a new age approach to the development of vaccines that has turned traditional immunology methods on an ear. Read More>>

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Kris Johansen takes on innovative new role

Wed, Aug 5, 2015

​In her new role as a member of the Economic Development and Industrial Relations (EDIR) team at the university, Johansen is working with businesses large and small, sharing her love for all things ISU while getting the word out about the incredible innovations happening at Iowa State. Among her primary roles as the “front door” to innovators in the biotech industry, is making connections between what’s happening in the marketplace and what’s being developed in labs across Iowa State. Read More>>

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Bill Adamowski brings invaluable experience to new ISU office

Thu, Jul 9, 2015

​​Bill Adamowski isn’t one to back down from a challenge. Since graduating from Syracuse University in the late 1980’s, he has been presented with plenty of “resume building” opportunities in a variety of capacities in organizations large and small. Read More>>

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Cracking the Code: EnSoft leading industry in computing technology

Mon, Jun 29, 2015

​​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. Read More>>

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Vermeer building careers through Iowa State connection

Wed, May 20, 2015

For ISU students Matt Dresser and Alex Herzberg, landing an internship that would help them succeed in their career paths was important. So when Vermeer Corporation offered them positions just down the road from their university that would lead to real-world experience and future job opportunities, both made the most of the opportunity as Vermeer continues to see success at the ISU Research Park.

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Harrisvaccines prepares avian influenza vaccine

Tue, May 19, 2015

​Iowa State University Research Park Tenant Harrisvaccines has developed an avian influenza vaccine and is waiting for federal approval to distribute the vaccine in an effort to stem the outbreak of the virus. Read More >>

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Workiva opens new Ames campus

Thu, Oct 2, 2014

Workiva CEO Matt Rizai jibed Gov. Terry Branstad on Wednesday as he wielded oversized scissors at the grand opening of his company's 120,000-square-foot campus.

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