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Innovation Partnerships Program

Innovation Partnerships Program (IPP) has primary responsibility for the following:

  • Contract Research and Technology Transfer Agreements
  • Industrial Outreach and Commercialization
  • Intellectual Property including open source software (OSS)
  • Scientific and Technical Information
  • Ombuds

Our staff is always available to assist you in these areas as the need arises. Please contact us if you have questions:

  • Julienne Krennrich, Program Director
    • Phone: 294-1202
    • Email:
    • Responsibilities: Strategic Partnership development, industry outreach, CMI Open Innovation activities 
  • Stacy Joiner, Technology Transfer Manager
    • Phone: 294-5932
    • Email:
    • Responsibilities: Negotiation of research and technology transfer agreements; CMI Membership Program
  • Beth Pieper, Program Coordinator
    • Phone:  294-6486
    • Email: or
    • Responsibilities:  Invention disclosures; coordination of patenting and licensing activities with ISU's Research Foundation; provides guidance of scientific and technical information; negotiates nondisclosure agreements (NDA), material transfer agreements (MTA).
  • Andrea Spiker, Ombuds
    • Phone: 294-6738
    • Email:
    • Responsibilities: Technology Transfer Ombuds