Click here to view an electronic version of the 2015 innovationIOWA

Iowa companies are leading the nation with innovation across several industries. The innovationIOWA magazine highlights companies and their technological achievements in a beautiful four-color, glossy magazine. The editorial content includes a comprehensive report on recent achievements and what the future holds for:

Biotechnology including bioscience and agriculture

Advanced manufacturing

Information technology including data recovery, security software, cloud computing, networking, computers, software & internet

STEM update on what our schools, colleges & universities are doing to continue the momentum in science, technology, engineering and math

Distribution: A total of 10,000 copies have been printed. The publication was unveiled at an event hosted by our presenting sponsor, LightEdge, on March 3, 2015 at The Hall of Laureates World Food Prize in downtown Des Moines. It was then be distributed by Business Record in its March 13, 2015 statewide issue, which also includes Business Record Iowa, a custom publication for the Iowa Association of Business & Industry and its members. Additional distribution includes Iowa educational institutions, manufacturers, agricultural and technology companies and industry associations.

DuPont Pioneer innovationLEADER of the Year Award

The first ever DuPont Pioneer innovationLEADER of the Year award recipient is NewLink Genetics. The award recognizes an individual or organization for their originality, leadership, and impact on their company, state and local economy, and/or the general public through innovative concepts, processes, and/or products.

Judging is based on the following:

  1. Originality of the innovation(s):  Is this a completely new concept/idea/process or the re-imagining of an existing one?  Was it developed independently or in cooperation with others? 
  2. Impact of the innovation(s):  Did this innovation meet an unmet need?  How has it affected a specific industry and/or the public at large?  If internal, what impact has it had on the processes and efficiencies of your organization?
  3. Commercial impact of the innovation(s):  Has the innovation gone to market?  What financial evidence or market acceptance information does the innovation have to support new value for the end user?  What is the quantifiable evidence of success?
  4. Culture of innovation:  Does the individual or company promote an atmosphere conducive to innovation?  Have they consistently been a leader in their field when it comes to innovation?



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