Iowa Innovation Corporation


2013 Partnering for Growth Event
March 27-28

The annual Partnership for Growth conference brings together those companies, individuals, policymakers and researchers who have a stake in Iowa’s innovation ecosystem, particularly in biotechnology. Within the biotech industry, this year’s conference will specifically focus on Food & Agriculture, Industrial & Environmental, as well as Healthcare & Pharmaceutical. Through deliberate consideration, we’re working to put together an aggressive agenda that not only spotlights the good ideas and solutions available to the players in Iowa’s biotech community, but also encourages a spirited dialogue that looks at the challenges and opportunities this sector faces in 2013 and beyond.
Sponsored by the Iowa Biotech Association, Iowa Innovation Corporation and Iowa State University, the 2013 Partnering For Growth event will be held on March 27-28, 2013 at the FFA Enrichment Center, DMACC Campus in Ankeny.
Confirmed speakers include:
  • Governor Terry Branstad,
  • Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds,
  • Dr. Steven Leath, president, Iowa State University
  • Rob Denson, president, Des Moines Area Community College
  • Teresa Wahlert ,Director of Iowa Workforce Development
  • Dr. John Swart, CEO, Exemplar Genetics,
  • USDA-Agricultural Research Service, University of Iowa
  • Derek Willis (Senior Program Manager) of SCRA.
Registration is open, and the agenda will be featured in an upcoming newsletter. For more information about the 2013 Partnering For Growth program, please visit link


November 29, 2012

Partnering for Growth Webinar:
Bio-Med Technologies from the State's Universities

Our three state universities' have come together to present a webinar of their bio-med technologies. As we have done in the past, we have asked the universities to put the technologies in layman's terms to increase the size of the audience.

The presentation is available for download here.  For more information, contact Karen Merrick at 515.421.4039.


May 16

Partnering for Growth Webinar:
Connecting Green Technologies to Iowa Companies

Audiences: Iowa businesses and individuals interested in investing

The Iowa Innovation Corporation, Iowa State University and the U.S. Dept. of Commerce are proud to present the very first in an ongoing series of webinars to expedite your access to university grown technologies. The creation of a system to address the problems facing companies interested in university technologies is a major objective of the Iowa Innovation Corporation and its partners.

During this webinar, 16 ISU green technologies will be presented in quick order. Businesses interested in further discussion will be afforded that opportunity.

Thanks to all who participated in our Partnering for Growth webinar.  Click here to download the powerpoint presentation of the available technologies.