Our mission is two-fold:
- Serve as the Iowa Bioscience Development Center (IBDC)
- Administer the state’s SBIR/STTR Outreach Program.
In serving as the IBDC, we’re bringing together partners from research institutions, global companies, entrepreneurs, investors and government to accelerate bioscience sector growth and development in Iowa. 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.