Iowa State University Research park

The Iowa State University Research Park (ISURP) is a growing technology community and incubator for new and expanding businesses, providing access to the vast array of resources available at Iowa State University: from talent pipeline management, to specialized equipment, to access to the research infrastructure. ISURP is a 400+ acre development serving an upwards of 90 tenant companies, with more than 800,000 square feet of developed building space. The statewide impact from companies with strong ties to ISURP cannot be overstated; five companies that started at ISURP have gone public and multiple others have enjoyed successful liquidity events. The current tenant roster boasts world headquarters locations for two publicly traded companies and major research and development facilities for 10 others.

Mazen Animal Health, Inc. Raises $11.2M Series A to Advance Safer, Cost-effective Animal Ag

Ames, IA. May 25, 2022. Mazen, an animal health company developing novel oral vaccines, announced today the closing of its Series A round of over $11M. The round was led by Fall Line Capital and joined by all the Seed investors, including Next Level Ventures, Kent Corporation, Ag Startup Engine, Ag Ventures Alliance, ISAV and Summit Ag. In addition, new investors, AgFunder, 1330 Investments, Addison Laboratories, SLO Seeds Ventures and Cal Poly Ventures also participated in the financing....


GREATER DES MOINES, IA (May 20, 2022) – The Greater Des Moines (DSM) and Amesregion has been selected to be part of the prestigious MIT Regional EntrepreneurshipAccelerator Program (REAP) to help drive entrepreneurship in the region. The program is a two-year training program for stakeholders in entrepreneurial communities to strengthen theirexisting ecosystem. MIT REAP is a global initiative that engages with communities around the world to superchargeinnovation-driven entrepreneurship (IDE)...

Winners of the 2022 Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

Three prizes in the amount of $5,000 have been given to the winners of the of the 2022 Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition held remotely in late April.The winning entries were chosen based on their presentations, the viability of their plans and their ability to answer questions about their business proposals. Regional winners who advanced to the finals but did not win the top awards received $500 per team.Here were the three teams that won the competition:Marcus Tatum, PhD...

Stacy Dreyer: The New Research Park Team Member

Stacy grew up in Algona, Iowa. She began her undergrad at Iowa State University and later transferred to Minot State University to marry her husband, who was stationed at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. They moved back to the Ames area in 1997 and have loved living here for almost 25 years! Stacy enjoys being involved in the community by volunteering on local boards, attending community events and festivals, and socializing downtown. Stacy likes to spend her free time with her family...


Find your next career right here. ISU Research Park provides you an opportunity to work in the growing field of science & technology.

There are currently 63 positions available with ISURP tenants.

Expand your capabilities with collaborative relationships available through the Iowa State University Research Park.

ISU Research Park’s established network allows you to simplify your own business model, exchange ideas, and grow in your industry. 

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