Submit your application for the Business Record’s third annual DuPont Pioneer innovationIOWA LEADER of the Year award. Past recipients include Harrisvaccines, Inc. and 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. Submit your application by emailing JasonSwanson@bpcdm.com
Judging is based on the following:
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
The winner will be announced at the fourth annual innovationIOWA Magazine Launch Party presented by Iowa State University Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations and the College of Business on April 5th, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00pm at the Iowa State University Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place, Ames. There is NO RSVP is required and no charge to attend. Light food and coolants are provided. Don’t miss this incredible networking event where statewide key stakeholders mix and mingle. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information email KatherineHarrington@bpcdm.com or call her cell at 515-689-4447.
2017 innovationIOWA Magazine Sponsors:
Presenting: Iowa State University Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations and the College of Business
Co-Sponsors: Danfoss, Zarley Law
Chapter Sponsors: John Deere, Kemin, Eurofins, Alliant Energy, Kent Corporation
2016 Launch Party Leaders In Attendance Included:
Iowa Innovation Corporation
River Glen Private Capital
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Iowa State University
Ames Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development
Iowa Economic Development Authority
Iowa Biotech Association
Iowa State University
Iowa Energy Center
Iowa State University
Technology Association of Iowa
Governor’s STEM Advisory Council
… and many more!
Alliant Energy’s plan to add up to 500 megawatts of wind energy is a large play that will help keep Iowa’s electricity rates low, a key authority on clean energy said.
“Wind energy is now the lowest-cost source of new generation,” Nathaniel Baer, who follows energy issue for the Iowa Environmental Council, said in an interview. “That helps keep things stable and keeps rates low.”
“With both major utilities pursuing significant new wind generation, we have diverse wind energy that supports 6,000 jobs and 75 businesses in the supply chain,” Baer added.
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Eight Des Moines area nonprofit organizations have received community grants totaling $36,200 from the Alliant Energy Foundation in the second of its two 2015 giving cycles. Conservation organizations received a large share of the funds, with $13,200 granted to The Nature Conservancy in Des Moines for its Collaboration to Restore Wetlands project. Other larger grants included $7,500 to the Iowa Public Television Foundation in Johnston for “Iowa Outdoors” and $5,000 to Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates in Des Moines for Supporting Student Success in Iowa. To see a listing of all of the grants, click here.
Alliant Energy looks to expand solar
Alliant Energy Corp.’s Iowa utility plans to seek proposals for new solar projects that could increase its solar power generation by 50 percent. The request is to build solar projects with generating capacities of 1 megawatt to 10 megawatts within Alliant Energy’s Iowa service territory, which could power between 200 and 2,000 average homes. The request for proposals seeks a variety of options and configurations for new solar generation in Iowa, and the company hopes that developers will bring innovation to their proposals. Interested developers should email Alliant Energy. Read more