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Innovation Partnerships Program

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

  • Industrial Outreach and Commercialization
  • Intellectual Property including open source software (OSS)
  • Scientific and Technical Information
  • Export Control
  • 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: jmkrenn@ameslab.gov
    • Responsibilities: Strategic Partnership development, industry outreach, CMI Member Program
  • Stacy Joiner, Manager
    • Phone: 294-5932
    • Email: joiner@ameslab.gov
    • Responsibilities: Negotiation of technology transfer agreements; CMI Membership Program and CMI IPMP activities.
  • Beth Pieper, Program Coordinator
    • Phone:  294-6486
    • Email:  pieper@ameslab.gov or sti@ameslab.gov
    • 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).
  • Barbara Biederman, General Counsel
    • Phone: 294-0147
    • Email: barbara@ameslab.gov
    • Responsibilities: Export Control and advisement of technology transfer agreements.
    • Innovation Partnerships Program (IPP) has primary responsibility for the following: 
  • Hiliary Burns, Ombuds
    • Phone: 294-1376
    • Email: hburns@ameslab.gov
    • Responsibilities: Technology Transfer Ombuds