Ventures@UI for Faculty and Staff


Welcome to the University of Iowa web site
for new ventures 


The center of great ideas


Click on the News & Announcements tab on the right for funding, training, and meeting information useful to our UI ventures. Here are some headlines:

Have a bright idea?

The university has a number of resources to assist you in developing and commercializing your research. The Ventures@UI program is for

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Post-Docs and Research Associates

In any area of research. The process starts with "disclosing" your idea to the UIRF. We screen your invention for it's technical and market potential. We assist you in patent, copyright, and trade secret applications. Whether you want to license your technology to a 3rd party, or want to start a venture, we can assist you. Don't understand the business side? Want help negotiating and managing the license? Need management assistance? UIRf has educational and process assistance for each step.


Supported by The Iowa Center for Entrepreneurship and its collaborating groups:

  • University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF)
  • The Bioventure Center (BVC),
  • John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC)
  • The Office of Vice-President for Research (OVPR)


For more information on UIRF's services, check us out at University of Iowa Research Foundation. Or contact us directly.