Corridor Business Journal; 5/30/2016, Vol. 12 Issue 45, p9-11, 2p
EDUCATIONAL technology -- Management, ACADEMIC-industrial collaboration, WORKPLACE management, IOWA. Economic Development Authority, PERFORMANCE technology, and ECONOMICS
The article reports that the educational technological center MERGE has received a grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority for the biomedical and electronics prototyping studio of the center. It states that the protostudios will consists of 3-D modeling and biomedical device and wearable technology for the students. It also notes that the center will offer bench seating in an open work environment for the staffs.
Corridor Business Journal; 12/29/2014, Vol. 11 Issue 23, p42-42, 1p
ECONOMIC development, SMALL business, RAPID prototyping, NEW business enterprises, and ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The article focuses on the new economic development initiatives of the University of Iowa (UI) unveiled on October 6, 2014. Topics include UI Partners service which will offer training to small and family-owned businesses; UI Protolabs which will offer a public- private resource for prototyping; and UI Ventures which will help faculty and student startup and will cultivate entrepreneurship. Comments from Dan Reed, vice president for research and economic development at UI, are also presented. INSET: STORY UPDATE.
Corridor Business Journal; 1/16/2017, Vol. 13 Issue 26, p1-11, 3p
VIRTUAL reality and LABORATORIES
The article reports on the Vault Labs by NewBoCo., a virtual reality (VR) and prototyping laboratories opened in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in which students and entrepreneurs will create virtual reality environments and 3-D prototypes in addition to handson element to NewBoCo's educational offerings.
Corridor Business Journal; 7/4/2016, Vol. 12 Issue 50, p1-8, 2p
MANUFACTURING industries, EXPANSION (Business), EMPLOYMENT, and LABOR market -- United States
The article looks at efforts of local manufacturing companies based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in expanding production and employment. Topics discussed include the collaboration between BeraTek Industries and local lip balm makers for creation of injection molding machines, the development of rapid prototyping technology by Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa, and the trend of reshoring manufacturing jobs in the U.S. from cheap labor markets.