BioConnect Iowa is Iowa’s #1 resource for bioscience startups and deep-tech entrepreneurs.
Our goal is to accelerate the growth of Iowa’s bioscience, advanced manufacturing, information technologies, and other deep-tech sectors—and we’re doing this by helping move good ideas into successful commercial endeavors. We provide entrepreneurs with resources, mentorship, and connections to the right people at the right time to help them turn dreams into reality.
We focus our efforts in four key areas: Biobased Products, Precision and Digital Agriculture, Vaccines, Diagnostics and Immunotherapeutics, and Medical Innovation.
We also manage Iowa’s Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Outreach Program, which helps entrepreneurs obtain federal grants and funding matches.
BioConnect Iowa’s mission is to make Iowa a powerhouse of bioscience research and industry and to create exciting and high-paying careers for Iowans whose work will improve the health and welfare of people around the globe.
Imagine an Iowa where research and innovation lead to vaccines that prevent major diseases; environmentally friendly biobased products; medical devices that save countless lives; and precision and digital agriculture that transform food production.
This is the future of bioscience in Iowa, and the mission of BioConnect Iowa is to make it happen.