Innovate Iowa


Innovate Iowa is a public/private partnership that includes senior leaders from biotech, academia, business, health and other organizations interested in growing Iowa's economy with a specific focus on advancing medical innovation. We are committed to working with Iowa leaders and elected officials about the policies that will help ensure Iowa remains a leader in animal, plant and human health.

2011 Iowa Bioscience StrategyRecently, Innovate Iowa released the Battelle Bioscience Strategy Update during a press conference featuring Governor Branstad. The report clearly outlines key areas of strength for Iowa and additional areas of opportunity.

It is our goal, with your help, to shine the spotlight on Iowa's niche Bioscience Technology Platforms of
1) Bioeconomy,
2) "One Health" Infectious Diseases,
3) Personal Medicine, and
4) Advanced Foods.

Together, we Innovate Iowa!


Advisory Board Members

Jay Byers
President, Greater Des Moines Partnership

Tom Swegle
President, MedCara Pharmaceuticals

Elliott Smith
President, Iowa Business Council

Dr. Andy McGuire
Physician and Business Leader

Robert Riley, Jr.
Iowa Innovation Council

Dr. Rob Denson
President, Des Moines Area Community College

Joe Hrdlicka
Executive Director, Iowa Biotechnology Association