#innovationIOWA Harrisvaccines gets first OK for avian flu vaccine

Harrisvaccines gets first OK for its avian flu vaccine


Ames-based vaccine producer Harrisvaccines Inc. today announced it has been granted U.S. Department of Agriculture conditional licensure of the company’s Avian Influenza Vaccine, RNA. This is the first conditional license for highly pathogenic avian influenza granted since the outbreak began earlier this year. Read more at http://www.businessrecord.com

#innovationIOWA Iowa crops headed for record year

WATERLOO – Iowa crops are on course for record or near-record production. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Sept. 11 estimate, Iowa corn production is forecast at 2.41 billion bushels, down slightly from the August forecast. That level is still 2 percent above 2014’s harvest and, if realized, would tie 2009 for the highest on record. The USDA is projecting Iowa’s soybean production at 526 million bushels, which is a 2 percent increase from the August estimate. If realized, that would be the largest soybean production on record, beating out 2005.

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

#innovationIOWA Iowa State University Research Park Special Event

Bringing You ISU

Join ISU Research Park for this new, free opportunity to learn about some of the really interesting, very cool things happening in the Iowa State community. Let us bring your university to you through this event series which will showcase engaging speakers on a variety of topics.

There is no cost to attend these events, but we ask that you register if you plan to attend because some locations have limited seating.

Tuesday, September 29
Exciting Things Happening at ISU Research Park
Presented by Alison Doyle, ISU Research Park Marketing Manager
5:15-6:30 p.m.
Google Bullpen at Gravitate, 206 6th Avenue, Des Moines (3rd floor)

#innovationIOWA TechBrew and Tech Town Hall in Ames

Ames to host statewide tech conversation next Thursday

Join the Technology Association of Iowa at a special TechBrew with lots of exciting conversation around technology beginning with TAI’s Tech Town Hall and ending with Tech Talk by Workiva! It is sure to be fascinating discussion, so RSVP today!

As a bonus, TechBrew will feature a special Pig Roast thanks to our good friends at Workiva.

Ames TechBrew & Tech Town Hall Schedule

When: Thursday, September 24

Where: Workiva (2900 University Blvd, Ames)

3:30 – 4:30 pm – Tech Town Hall

4:30 – 5:30 – TechBrew and Pig Roast

5:30 – Tech Talk by Workiva
Ames Tech Town Hall Panelists Include:

Bill Adamowski – Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Iowa State University

Dan Culhane – President & CEO, Ames Chamber & AEDC

Patrick Donovan – Technology Integration Specialist, Ames Community Schools

Dave Tucker – Vice President of Engineering, Workiva
Moderated by: Matt Patane – Technology Reporter, The Des Moines Register

Join the industry earlier in the day from 12:00 – 1:00 pm for the Ames Collaborative IT event in Research Park Building #4 featuring Leon Durivage, Engineering Manager at Vermeer. RSVP

Workiva is a software as a service company that created Wdesk, a cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises to collect, link, report and analyze business data with control and accountability.
patrick@technologyiowa.org for more information

#innovationIOWA Business Record’s Power Breakfast: ignite Des Moines

Ready to ignite Des Moines again?

Instead of our normal panel discussion, this Power Breakfast will feature eight pre-selected presenters, passionately sharing their dreams and visions for the community or a specific cause in a fast-paced, high-energy event designed to highlight key issues and spark enthusiasm. The goal is to provide the Greater Des Moines business community with a thought-provoking exchange of ideas that could result in future talent and resource collaborations that help advance the region.

Have a big idea of your own you would like to share? Open microphone time will be set aside for audience members to share their passions and ideas.

Come help us ignite Des Moines!


Zachary Mannheimer – Stoking the millennial fire

John Mauro/Angela Connolly – End hunger in Polk County

Eric Burmeister – Why housing matters

Dianne Bystrom –  Female leadership

Mike Beranek – Improve Iowa’s education system

Ying Sa – Embracing immigrant entrepreneurs

Courtney Long – Growing urban ag

More to come…

Interested in presenting?
Make a speaker nomination via our online form. Click here >>>

Read more: http://www.businessrecord.com/Content/OUR-EVENTS/Power-Breakfast-Series/Article/Power-Breakfast–Health-care-Reform–Are-you-ready-/153/991/54095#ixzz3m0PR0hwF

#innovationIOWA Greater Des Moines top place to work rankings

If Greater Des Moines is not on your radar for a great place to work in technology, it should be. Some recent rankings include:

#1 “Best City for Young Professionals” – Forbes 

#1 “City with an Up-and-Coming Downtown” – Fortune 

#2 “Top 10 U.S. Cities to Land Work” – NBC News

#3 “Top City For New College Grads” – SmartAsset

#4 “Metro for Economic Strength” – POLICOM Corporation 


#innovationIOWA Who’s the Corridor’s most influential person?

It’s your turn to weigh in as part of the Corridor Business Journal’s annual Most Influential Person poll. Last year’s winner was  UI President Sally Mason, while the year before that was Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett. Who has made their mark or pushed things forward in the Corridor this year? Log onto Survey Monkey and nominate up to five people as part of this year’s voting. The deadline to vote is Sept. 21.

#innovationIOWA Walker named Leader of the Year by Women in Agribusiness

Kim Walker, a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP in Des Moines and leader of the firm’s national food and agriculture industry team, has been named Leader of the Year by Women in Agribusiness and will receive the Women in Agribusiness’ Demeter Award of Excellence. The recognition acknowledges his outstanding achievements in creating positive results in retaining, recruiting and promoting women in the agricultural sector. He will receive the award during the Women in Agribusiness Summit in Minneapolis later this month.

#innovationIOWA Peoples Co. goes dancing with a star to launch a celebrity strategy


Peoples Co. President Steve Bruere has gained a reputation for sometimes taking the road less traveled in the search for new business segments for his Clive-based land management and real estate company.

That path now has led to Chris Soules, a person who actually has traveled many roads on his path to celebrity status. Now their paths converge.

Read the entire article at The Business Record: