Other Resources for Innovators
The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR's Office) offers a broad variety of activities and services that support the advancement of research, scholarship, and creative activity on our campus. Their website is a great place to start when looking for information on funding, professional development, compliance, core facilities, or if you are a new investigator.
The UI Research and Development Office (RDO) offers one-stop “concierge” services to connect researchers and scholars with research administrators and other resources; accelerate discovery and innovation by supporting collaboration, creation, and proposal development; and minimize the administrative burden of research on faculty and staff.
MADE is a manufacturing and e-commerce initiative by the University of Iowa. Products are developed by Faculty and Staff, prototyped and manufactured locally, then sold directly through a web-based platform. A multi-disciplinary student operations team assists with the development, manufacturing, pricing, marketing, sales, quality and regulatory affairs of all products. Products listed on the MADE site are also available for licensing through the UIRF.
The University of Iowa Research Park leases building sites and space to growing technology companies that require sustained research relationships with the UI. The Research Park is home to a world class business incubator program that has nurtured nearly 100 UI spinouts and other new ventures since its start in 1984.