MADE is a manufacturing and e-commerce initiative by the University of Iowa whose mission is to encourage and facilitate the University of Iowa community to bring innovative, need-based products to market with the goal of enhancing economic development at the university as an extension of research and scholarship.
Welcome to The University of Iowa web site for new ventures.
The UIVentures program assists university inventors in creating new ventures based on their research.
We provide education and mentoring to advance entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies by linking them with the capital, talent and other critical resources they need for success.
News & Announcements
Two UI startups awarded Commercialization Enhancement (CE) grants by UIRF and UIVentures. CE grants are targeted at companies that are close to beta test or introduction of a product or service and need a small amount is capital to reach their goal. Often a potential industry partner or investor requires additional proof of market need before investing.
The UIVentures program at the University of Iowa has started a venture accelerator to move “non-FDA” startups based on university research to market more quickly. The accelerator brings together several internal and outside services to speed up market entry while increasing their chance for long-term success.