Expand your capabilities with collaborative relationships available through Iowa State University Research Park.
ISU Research Park is strategically located in the Midwest research hub and Iowa's Cultivation Corridor. Government labs and testing centers are headquartered in the surrounding area. You can apply their relevant experience and critical intelligence to advance your own work.
By partnering with external agencies and thought leaders, our tenants are able to leverage subject-matter experts and trusted third-party findings in their own scientific and commercial pursuits. Thanks to ISU Research Park, research assistance is a just short drive away — or even closer, through one-click teleconferencing.
ISU Research Park’s established collaboration network allows you to simplify your own business model. Exchange ideas. Build on results. Turn a profit.
ISU Research Park tenants have worked with many of the area's leading research centers and test sites, including:
- USDA Animal Disease Center: The largest federal animal disease center in the U.S. conducting research to solve animal health and food safety problems faced by livestock producers and the public.
- BioCentury Research Farm: An integrated biomass production, processing and utilization facility to research sustainable production, harvesting, transportation and storage of biomass to be used for biofuels and bioproducts.
- Institute for Transportation (InTrans): InTrans performs transportation research for public and private agencies and companies; manages its own education program for transportation students; and conducts local, regional and national transportation services and continuing education programs.
- Ames Lab: Research facility of the U.S. Department of Energy run by Iowa State University. The Ames Laboratory seeks solutions to energy-related problems through the exploration of chemical, engineering, materials, mathematical and physical sciences.
- 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.
- Iowa's Cultivation Corridor is an economic development partnership focused on growing Central Iowa’s dominant agbioscience and ag technology economic and research clusters. With strategic partners including Iowa State University, the State of Iowa, local and regional economic development organizations and the private sector to advance agbio and agtech investment, talent and research capabilities in a region which includes the Des Moines and Ames metro areas, the Cultivation Corridor helps companies and talent locate and prosper in Central Iowa.
Interested in putting ISU Research Park's relationships to work? Contact us to learn more about ISU Research Park's collaboration network.