Creating Connections

The Iowa Centers for Enterprise fosters economic development within the state and beyond, connecting you with UI resources and opening doors to innovation, expertise, and entrepreneurship.

Fostering Alliances

The Iowa Centers for Enterprise unites University of Iowa economic development units. Our partner units can connect you with the university’s vast research capabilities and expertise in new product development, business assistance, entrepreneurship, and workforce development:


Terpenoid Therapeutics


Jeffrey Neighbors
Terpenoid Therapeutics
Being conveniently located for commuters from both Cedar Rapids and Iowa City and fully supported by existing university infrastructure, the UIRP creates an excellent environment for scientific innovation and small company development. The University of Iowa BioVentures Center is a unique hub which provides entrepreneur/scientists with valuable resources to help  them prove the feasibility of their ideas and attract investment in these competitive economic times.  Locating in the UIRP has allowed Terpenoid Therapeutics, Inc. to carry out our drug development efforts much more quickly  than would have been possible without this level of shared infrastructure, and has allowed us to retain and recruit talented scientists who would have otherwise relocated out of the IC-CR Corridor.