Whether your company needs assistance in identifying a problem, solving a problem, or developing the next generation
of products and processes, Iowa State University has resources to assist.
For assistance in determining the appropriate resource below, please contact:
Ron Cox, Director, Center for Industrial Research and Service,
Ph. (515) 294-9592
Leonard Bond, Interim Director, Institute for Physical Research and Technology
CIRAS has a mission to improve the quality of life in Iowa by enhancing the performance of business and industry through research, education, and technical assistance. CIRAS account managers located throughout the state meet with clients to assess their needs and provide links to resources that companies can use to increase their competitiveness. Solutions are offered through a combination of direct assistance from center staff, university faculty, partner organizations and outside consultants. CIRAS staff members have expertise in numerous areas, including: biorenewables, engineering, government procurement, management practices, productivity and quality systems.
IPRT is a network of scientific research centers conducting cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in a broad spectrum of areas. Through IPRT Company Assistance, Iowa manufacturers have access to this expertise and facilities through short-term, no-cost technical assistance in materials-related areas and contract research and development for product and process development or improvement.
Assistance in matching research topics to solicitations, identifying subcontract possibilities, proposal review and submission is available for technology-based businesses working with ISU.