Iowa State University is one of the nation's oldest and most respected land-grant universities with a long-standing reputation for excellence in research. The university has developed internationally recognized programs in a number of disciplines such as agriculture, veterinary medicine and the physical sciences and engineering and is a leader in the field of materials science. In addition, major initiatives in agricultural biotechnology, renewable energy, and the fundamental plant sciences will continue to foster the university's reputation for world-class research.
Working together, the Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (ISURF) and the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT) consistently rank in the top tier of peer organizations. This is due to our success in technology transfer, whereby Iowa State University technologies are turned into products or services that benefit the university, our communities, and the general public.
Our foremost goal is to serve our university and industry partners—current and future—as well as possible. This website gives you convenient access to resources and guidance about intellectual property, its management, and the commercialization process. Equally important, you can find out about the plant germplasm and technologies developed at Iowa State University that are available to use in commercial markets. We hope you will frequently visit this site to use our services and to learn about new discoveries, inventions, and other creative works at Iowa State.
We are always available to answer questions about intellectual property and what we do. We also welcome the opportunity to make presentations to faculty, staff, students, and visiting organizations. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.
Lisa Lorenzen, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
and Director, Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer