Securing a Leading Edge 

Technology is critical to the long-term well-being of manufacturers. Iowa has a variety of resources to help you understand and implement the right technology for your business.


CIRAS provides a variety of engineering services including product development assistance, materials engineering, and digital design optimization.


Food Manufacturing Technology

The Center for Crops Utilization Research (CCUR) at Iowa State University has over 14,000 square feet of pilot plant processing and 50 affiliated faculty to help develop new food and feed technologies.



CIRAS provides Iowa manufacturers access to dozens of testing facilities at Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory.


Iowa sets itself apart as being one of the few states to offer a refundable research activities tax credit. Research may include manufacturing process improvements and time spent by engineers, management and other employees designing and testing new manufacturing processes.


Advanced Technology Development

The Iowa Innovation Corporation provides connections throughout the technology ecosystem.

The UNI Metal Casting Center provides research and technical assistance in casting.

Iowa’s Regent’s Universities provide a variety of research opportunities:
Iowa State University, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa


Professional Associations and Organizations