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Iowa State to host free University-Industry Interface Webinar Series

Working at the University-Industry Interface: Effective Strategies for Active Researchers In today’s challenging and competitive environment, YOU MUST UTILIZE EVERY RESEARCH AVENUE. TO REMAIN CUTTING EDGE, knowing how to tap into University and Industry collaborations is essential. Join us for a FREE WEBINAR SERIES to get an IN-DEPTH UNDERSTANDING and UNPARELLELED INSIGHTS on how to successfully navigate […]


Billi Hunt Named Executive Director of the Cultivation Corridor

Contact: Sam Hoyle On Behalf of the Cultivation Corridor shoyle@DSMpartnership.com (515) 286-4919 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 BILLI HUNT NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CULTIVATION CORRIDOR GREATER DES MOINES, IA – (Jan. 31, 2018) – Billi Hunt has been named the Executive Director of the Cultivation Corridor. Hunt brings 20 years of experience […]

Greater Des Moines Partnership

2018 Partnership Board of Directors Announced

The following is an excerpt from an article originally posted on January 22, 2018, via the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The Greater Des Moines Partnership announced its 2018 Board of Directors and the Board’s leadership during its Annual Dinner on January 22nd. Dan Houston, Chairman, President and CEO at Principal, will serve as The Partnership’s 2018 Board Chair; […]

Corridor and Iowa Bio

Cultivation Corridor, IowaBio Announce 2018 Iowa Biotech Leadership Award

The following press release was distributed on January 22 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julie Lelonek, 515-294-1562, jlelonek@iastate.edu DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) Executive Director Joe Hrdlicka and Cultivation Corridor Board Chairman Gage Kent announced they are collaborating to name a Cultivation Corridor Iowa Biotech Leadership Award recipient at this year’s Partnering for Growth […]


The Corridor’s Best of 2017: Cultivating an Innovative Iowa

1.) Iowa State University’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) was awarded a five-year MEP contract renewal. Funds will be matched with state, university and private investment, to create a total five-year program budget of roughly $18.6 million. The award means CIRAS will continue to serve as Iowa’s affiliate of the National Institute for […]


A look into the new year for Iowa’s AgriTech Accelerator

By Alex Ivanisevic, Communications Assistant Cultivation Corridor The successful launch of the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator in 2016 was a boon to furthering the Cultivation Corridor’s mission to support and sustain the science that feeds the world. Within just its first year the groundbreaking initiative saw much success, and according to Executive Director Megan Vollstedt, the […]