NIH accounts for a little over half of Iowa’s SBIR/STTR applications. Similar analysis of data from other agencies is not possible because of the way their statistics are made public.
Focusing on the awards won, Iowa has been at or above the US mean during each of the previous 4 years, performing competitively with surrounding states.
Most significantly, Iowa is also sitting within the top third of states (per capita) of awards won.
As Iowa Innovation’s SBIR/STTR Outreach Program continues through 2020, IICorp anticipates the continued growth of awards to Iowa start-ups.