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  • Friday, September 22, 2017 2:54 PM
    Gross-Wen Technologies of Ames received the top prize of $25,000 Thursday in the 2017 Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition, Clay & Milk magazine reported.

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:26 AM
    One of the brightest students to graduate from Des Moines’ Roosevelt High School has landed one of the richest prizes in American science.

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:25 AM
    Des Moines-based LightEdge Solutions, an enterprise cloud services, co-location and consulting company, announced today that it is buying an Omaha data center owned by Cabela’s Inc. and will retrofit it to support LightEdge cloud and co-location services.

    Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:23 AM
    An Ames-based microenterprise foundation has received funding to launch an initiative called the Iowa Rural Equity Project, which aims to create three new sources of equity capital to support new rural agribusiness and energy-related companies. 

  • Friday, September 15, 2017 10:29 AM
    The Skywalk DSM app -- created ahead of the opening rounds of the 2016 NCAA men’s basketball tournament to avoid confusion on the downtown skywalk system because several loops were closed due to construction -- has been selected for an International Downtown Association Certificate of Merit award within the “Leadership and Management” category, according to a release from the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

  • It’s the heat and the humidity
    Friday, September 15, 2017 6:00 AM
    Gene Takle won part of a Nobel Prize for doing exactly what he’s doing now — sitting in his office on the third floor of Iowa State University’s Agronomy Hall and poring over computer models that will tell the land-locked millions in the Midwest what climate change will mean to them. 

    Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:45 AM
    Dwolla co-founder Ben Milne makes some interesting points about what the Apple data center deal in Waukee could mean for Iowa.

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017 3:08 PM
    The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is seeking programs interested in competing for a partnership to expand across Iowa in the 2018-19 academic year. 

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017 11:11 AM

    Friday, September 1, 2017 6:00 AM

    Apple Inc. plans to build data centers in Waukee in part because of Iowa’s large and growing renewable energy offerings.

    But the California-based tech giant is just the latest in a string of companies of varying sizes and sectors that are eager to locate in Iowa, where they can easily brag about “sustainability” and renewable energy. 


  • Innovative Companies:  3-D, with a mission
    Friday, September 1, 2017 6:00 AM
    A bad kidney and the need for health insurance. Dan McCarty had both. To top it off, he recognized a need in the commercial building industry for easy-to-follow, highly detailed 3-D renderings that would help control building automation systems.

  • How the Apple data center in Waukee emerged
    Friday, September 1, 2017 6:00 AM
    For Dan Dutcher, the hunt for land started with a phone call last year from the Greater Des Moines Partnership, which had a company that wanted 1,000 acres along Hickman Road in Waukee.

  • Innovative Companies: Finding homes for donated items
    Friday, September 1, 2017 6:00 AM
    Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa wants to keep donations out of the landfill.

  • Innovative Companies: Regenexx takes streamlined approach to regenerative therapy
    Friday, September 1, 2017 6:00 AM
    An orthopedic research clinic had developed groundbreaking technology for nonsurgical regenerative techniques, but it was hampered in its growth because of limitations in how insurance would cover the procedures. The Colorado-based company has pioneered therapies for treating orthopedic injuries and degenerative conditions using patients’ own stem cells.

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