For Industry: Partnering with the BioCentury Research Farm
Accessing the capabilities of the BioCentury Research Farm can be accomplished by contacting the BioCentury Research Farm or the Bioeconomy Institute.
Ways to Partner
The BioCentury Research Farm offers a variety of ways industry can collaborate with Iowa State University on biofuels and biobased products depending on their research needs:
- Collaborative Projects
- Companies can work at the BioCentury Research Farm through joint solicitations or industry sponsorships. Oftentimes, industry funds can be highly leveraged through Federal and State agencies. Iowa State is uniquely positioned to prepare joint proposals with industry. Ownership of intellectual property follows rules of inventorship and patents are often co-owned. We will connect industry with appropriate faculty experts who can carry out portions of the work plan.
- Service for Fee
- Companies can conduct research on-site effectively using the available expertise, resources, and unique research facilities. This includes equipment and space rental and assistance with equipment usage. This work is carried out by Iowa State staff and Iowa State makes no claims on intellectual property when conducting services for fee.
- Industry Incubator
- The BioCentury Research Farm's industry incubator program helps small and large technology companies start a business or expand an existing business. Companies rent space and pilot-plant scale equipment to network with faculty and test new products and processes.
Benefits to Industry Partners
- Provide cost-effective technology development and demonstration
- Access to some of the best experts in the world on biomass production, supply chain management, and biofuels conversion
- Synergize research expertise, resources, and state-of-the-art facilities to advance biomass production and processing
- Accelerate solution development for technological challenges in developing biofuels and value-added biobased products
- Expedite development of pilot-scale biorefinery technologies using biomass feedstocks
For More Information
For additional information regarding partnership opportunities, please contact:
Larry Johnson, Director
(515) 294-4365 or firstname.lastname@example.org