Flags being tested in an Iowa State University wind tunnel: Contract Research.

"Iowa State and the programs have been instrumental in helping us with things like quickly defining metals and engineering the angle of things."

- Loren Balvanz, USM Wear, Eldora

Contract Research with Faculty at Iowa State

CIRAS helps Iowa companies work with Iowa State University faculty and staff on multiple types of company-driven technical projects:

Past projects include engineering product design/testing, animal feeding trials, food ingredient formulation and shelf-life studies, human sensory trials, software design, statistical analysis and survey design, marketing and accounting assistance, materials analysis, and optimization.

Companies involved in TAP Contract Research/Technical Assistance projects have reported an average Return on Investment (ROI) of more than 300 percent.

To seek guidance about contract research opportunities or to schedule a no-cost assessment, contact your Regional CIRAS Strategic Advisor or TAP Contract Research lead Brian Muff.

CIRAS provides several related services, including: