The University of Iowa

The University of Iowa Research Foundation

The UIRF’s primary functions are to identify and develop new high growth UI technology spinout companies suitable for venture capital financing, find suitable partners for commercializing UI technologies and inventions, and protect UI inventions. The UIRF’s mission is to: Champion the commercialization of selected UI inventions for public benefit and for return on investment, catalyze economic development and an entrepreneurial culture in Iowa, build the vitality and sustainability of the University and the community through technology commercialization, and serve the research mission for continued innovation. The UIRF aspires to maximize public benefit through commercial use of UI technologies, excellence in commercialization, and long term sustainability.
Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development