Who We Are
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.
We know the University-with its 11 colleges, 1,700 faculty, and myriad research endeavors can be daunting to navigate. Now, with one phone call, IOWA Centers for Enterprise can direct you to world-renowned University experts in the health sciences, engineering, technology, research, and education, as well as services related to entrepreneurial training, facilities, business and workforce development, patent, copyright, trademark, licensing, and more. Resources include:
- John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center: Training, networking, and consultation for entrepreneurs at any level
- UI Small Business Development Center: Counseling, learning, and connections for area businesses with 500 or fewer employees
- University of Iowa Research Foundation: Patents, licensing, and business development for inventors and industry
- University of Iowa Research Park, BioVentures Center, and Technology Innovation Center: Business incubator, lab facilities, and building sites for start-ups and new ventures, particularly in the life sciences and technology
Daniel A. Reed - Vice President for Research & Economic Development