UNI Corporate R&D

Collaborate. Investigate. Innovate.

We Make it Easy to Collaborate and Innovate

UNI has made it easier to collaborate to help you solve specific business problems and research challenges, while providing students with experiential opportunities that better prepare them to advance Iowa’s innovation economy in the future.

When you collaborate with UNI you have access to:

  • Over 600 faculty members with practical and theoretical knowledge and applied research experience
  • More than 13,500 students with new ideas and new perspectives
  • Cost-effective research and development
  • Assistance with technology transfer and commercialization
  • Generous and flexible terms for ownership and licensing of Intellectual Property
  • Advanced research labs and facilities
  • Your future workforce


Corporate Research Services

The Research Services agreement applies to small-scale research initiatives such as testing, analysis, consulting or training. 

Who will I work with?

All Research Services are directed by UNI faculty or staff.  Undergraduate and graduate students will often assist with such projects, under the supervision of faculty.  At the start of the project, a qualified team will be identified based on your project needs.

What about Intellectual Property?

IP is not an expected outcome of Research Services agreements. 

How long will it take?

In general, Research Services assignments are short. A typical project is completed in a few days or weeks. Sometimes Research Services agreements include several short projects over the course of a year.

What’s the cost?

The cost for Research Services agreements is determined by project. If you are interested in obtaining research services from faculty or staff at UNI, please contact Tolif Hunt, Director of the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs at 319-273-3217, to discuss your project needs.