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:


Exemplar Genetics


Chris Rogers, Director of Research & Development
Exemplar Genetics
Having our laboratory in the UIRP provides our company with access to numerous resources at the University of Iowa and the opportunity to collaborate with some of the world’s leading researchers. This extends our true capabilities beyond that of a small business and makes us more attractive to potential collaborators, investors, and funding agencies.  The BVC makes it possible for us to have offices and laboratory space on the same site, which is convenient, efficient, and cost-effective.