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By the Numbers

Student in front of several computer monitors, text overlay A Decade of Success, Advancing Science-Based Innovations


  • two workers in hardhats working on industrial machineryBCRF has led over $40M in grant funding and directly supported another $45M in grant funding at Iowa State University since 2009
  • BCRF supports over 50 sponsored research and industry service projects annually.
  • 30% of all industry sponsored research at Iowa State University is supported by BCRF
  • External grants have supported 260 staff-years of employment with a direct economic impact of over $15M to the local economy
  • Two people in ISU labcoats holding vialsBCRF innovations have led to 25+ patents and technology license agreements with private industry
  • 10 Iowa-based companies have utilized BCRF to successfully startup or expand their businesses
  • Since 2009 BCRF has provided experiential learning opportunities for 260 undergraduates with over 325,000 hours of undergraduate employment.
  • Over 15,000 visitors have been hosted at BCRF since 2009 including farmer organizations, industry groups, government officials, and international interest groups.