Friends in high places

More and more of the top research universities in Flyover Country are taking concrete steps to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship in their midst. Here’s the latest on that front:

IU announces science and tech corridor

INDIANAPOLIS, IN–Earlier this month, Indiana University announced the creation of The Indiana University Science and Technology Corridor. The Corridor will promote faster and broader adoption of digital technologies, bolster STEM development, and increase access to high-quality STEM education and experiences. It will also serve as a focal point for collaboration between IU and industry across central Indiana.

Iowa State’s Startup Factory: From concept to commercialization

AMES, IA–Iowa State University eases the tech transfer process with the ISU Startup Factory. The curriculum helps innovators learn about starting a business. Members attend virtual class sessions that cover everything from market investigation to financial accounting. Here is the story of Shan Jiang, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Iowa State, as he took a breakthrough solution to market with the help of the ISU Startup Factory.

Connecting university research with businesses

DURHAM, NC–The North Carolina Board of Science, Technology & Innovation was created to generate a number of new collaborations between Duke University and growing innovation-driven North Carolina businesses. “At Duke we recognize that innovation and entrepreneurship are powerful tools to improve human health and economic well-being,” said Board member Bill Walker, Mattson Family Director of Engineering Entrepreneurship at Duke in a press release. “We are eager to partner with the NC BSTI to apply our tools, resources, and people to positively impact Durham, the Triangle, and the whole of North Carolina.”