• Useful Stats: NIH SBIR/STTR Success Rates by State (2008-2017)

    By: Jonathan Dworin One of the best ways to measure the effectiveness of state programs intended to encourage the success of SBIR applications is the […]


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  • STATE TAKES NEXT STEP IN IMPLEMENTING BIOSCIENCES DEVELOPMENT ROAD MAP

    In July, the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s board approved plans to transition the existing Iowa Innovation Corporation (IICorp), the state’s public-private partnership for economic development, […]


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  • BOARD ACTION: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD APPROVES AWARDS TO SUPPORT BUSINESSES EXPANDING IN AND MOVING TO IOWA

    July 20, 2018 (DES MOINES, IA) – Today, the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to two companies for […]


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  • Nov7

    SBIR/STTR Proposal Budget Workshop

    Join Iowa Innovation Corporation for a webinar regarding budget and cost proposals. One of the most important parts of an SBIR/STTR application is the cost […]


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The Iowa Innovation Corporation is the state’s public-private partnership for economic development. Our mission is two-fold: (i) Serve as the Iowa bioscience development center (IBDC), bringing together partners from research institutions, global companies, entrepreneurs, investors and government to accelerate bioscience sector growth and development in Iowa and (ii) Provide support for Iowa entrepreneurs wishing to apply for federal small business grants. We assist companies by providing professional proposal assistance and matching funds for awarded companies. Creation of the IBDC is one result from a third-party analysis of how to grow Iowa’s bioscience industry, conducted in 2017 by TEConomy Partners, LLC. The IBDC provides strategic leadership and overall coordination of efforts within the state to enhance commercialization of new ideas and technologies in four bioscience platform areas: biobased chemicals; precision and digital agriculture; vaccines and immunotherapeutics; and medical devices.