The Innovation Roadmap - Iowa Innovation Council

The Innovation Roadmap

Iowa needs to create a comprehensive, progressive and sustainable long term innovation plan to match our assets and opportunities.  The Iowa Innovation Roadmap provides the framework to coordinate our innovation, commercialization and investment system to accelerate the growth of Iowa's innovation based economy.  Key Iowa stakeholders are involved in the development of the plan - government, universities and colleges, small and large businesses, innovation service providers, the investment community, associations and economic development professionals.


There are twelve critical elements for developing the Roadmap:

  • Asset mapping
  • Cluster analysis
  • Innovation benchmarking (Peer2Peer)
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship resource identification
  • Innovation economic development organizational analysis and matrix
  • Gap analysis (programs and services)
  • Public policy recommendations
  • Recommended organizational structure, governance, budget/funding sources
  • Organizational leadership and staffing
  • Program portfolio/implementation
  • Public relations, branding and marketing
  • Economic impact analysis 

 The Roadmap will be completed in September 2011.

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