Upcoming Events

Heartland Challenge Technology, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Summit

Date & Time Tuesday, September 28 - Wednesday, September 29 11:00am
Location Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 101 E. Locust, Des Moines, IA 50309
Contact Jean Walsh, jeanw@iastate.edu or 515-296-6532

Welcome to the Heartland: where technology innovations are commercialized and entrepreneurs flourish!


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The Heartland Challenge Technology, Commercialization & Entrepreneurship Summit brings together faculty, graduate students, technology transfer and entrepreneurship program staff, and entrepreneurs to share best practices, report on the Kauffman Challenge grant projects, and connect with one another after a long hiatus from networking due to the recent pandemic.

The Heartland Challenge Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Summit is supported by the Kauffman Foundation as part of the Heartland Challenge. The 17 organizations selected to receive funding through The Heartland Challenge have worked to solve specific challenges that entrepreneurs face across four states — Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas. Challenge Grant #3 was posed to build cross-university programs that increase knowledge related to securing research and development funding, and commercializing available technology in order to start new businesses.

Read more about the Kauffman Heartland Challenge at https://go.iastate.edu/C3AYRK.


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