IC CoLab is the brainchild of the Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD Group). Our non-profit organization provides economic development and workforce development services for interstate commerce companies in our service territory.
Big ideas usually come from smaller hunches that intermingle in an innovative environment. But, work styles, communication trends, and other hurdles have slowed this process down. The ideas are still there but the connections aren’t being made.
For our area to advance to higher horizons, connections between ideas, people and companies must be catalyzed. ICAD Group can create and foster open innovation and drive these connections by creating a space and networking platforms that emerging and existing local companies value.
The space is sponsored in part by the City of Iowa City, The University of Iowa, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Allsteel, ACT, Pearson and Neumann Monson Architects.
Additional support for this effort, including branding and web material, comes from the Iowa Economic Development Alliance.