Iowa State University Awarded $406,569 to Support Food Tech Innovation Efforts in Central Iowa

SUF_ISU-1-300x300 (2)The U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded Iowa State University a $406,569 grant to create and expand cluster-focused proof-of-concept and commercialization programs through the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program.

The ISU Startup Factory will lead the project, with other entrepreneurship partners on campus, aimed at supporting startups focusing on commercializing food technology innovations that will address the current and looming global food security challenges, and the need to link companies in rural states to experienced advisers or mentors and investors.

The ISU Startup Factory is part of the Cultivation Corridor’s Ag Startup Ecosystem, a synthesized startup support network aimed at helping launch and scale up ag entrepreneurs’ businesses.

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