Don't miss a Q&A from our new president Mark Kittrell, as well as stories about economic gardening and KemPharm.
The Iowa Innovation Corporation Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Cedar Falls entrepreneur Mark Kittrell as the new president of the Corporation. Kittrell replaces Jack Harris. Harris left the president’s position to work fulltime on the creation of an advanced manufacturing and materials center.
For more than 18 months, the Iowa Innovation Corporation has been working to create connections among the many players in Iowa's innovation ecosystem. This has created many opportunities for partnerships and new initiatives.
There is a lot to talk about.
This is the primary reason we have given Catalyst a face lift. There are so many people and organizations doing exciting things, we decided it was time to revisit the newsletter and provide more original content in addition to providing links to interesting stories. But this takes time, and so we're scaling publication back to twice a month so we can provide better information.
Iowa companies are leading the nation with innovation across several industries. We are proud to be the supporting sponsor of the innovationIOWA magazine, which highlights companies and their technological achievements.
Governors have updated their economic development strategies and launched new initiatives to further spur economic growth and provide high wage jobs, according to a report released today by the National Governors Association (NGA). Top Trends in State Economic Development looks at the actions governors are taking to make their economic development systems more effective in job creation, employment and income growth.
The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston has been hosting a group of eight students from Iowa's Virtual Reality Education Pathfinders program this week at their facility.
The Des Moines Register ran an opinion piece co-authored by Jack Harris and Bob Riley that discusses recent legislation that supports funding emerging Iowa businesses looking to move from angel to venture capital funding.