Iowa State Economic Development
Leverage the resources of a world-class research university.
The Iowa State University Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations (EDIR) is the gateway for businesses looking to engage with ISU. Large, established enterprises and lone entrepreneurs can utilize EDIR as a one-stop shop for establishing connections beneficial in reaching their goals.
Whether you are seeking a relationship with a researcher, access to specialized equipment or knowledge, or better engagement of ISU’s diverse student population, EDIR can help.
EDIR also serves as the umbrella organization for many ISU groups that provide services to businesses, including:
- Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS)
- Iowa State Research Foundation and Office of Intellectual Property Transfer
- Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship
- Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
For additional information, please contact us.