Working with ISURF

The Iowa State University Research Foundation (ISURF) is the entity that owns and manages the intellectual property, such as patentable inventions, software copyrights and biological materials (including plant germplasm), developed at Iowa State University.  Our staff works with inventors on developing and executing appropriate protection and commercialization strategies for their innovations as well as licensing those innovations to industry and sharing revenue with ISU and the inventors.  ISURF licenses technologies to established, Fortune 100 companies as well as to startups and small businesses in Iowa and throughout the world.