A sign of the University of Iowa Technology Institute's value are the technologies invented and matured here that have blossomed commercially. In some cases, a private venture obtains the exclusive license for the technology to continue development and use. In other cases, companies sponsor research in ITI labs on particular technologies. The mission at ITI is to focus our research in ways that benefit society. Tech transfer demonstrates our research secures societal, if not tangible, return on investment for ITI's sponsors and supporters.
Advanced Infoneering, Inc. is a commercial research firm specializing in physiological & cognitive measurement, graphical user interfaces, and live virtual constructive (LVC) environments.
ITI connection: Tom Schnell
Prof. Tom Schnell and his team at the Operator Performance Laboratory developed a synthetic vision system (SVS) aircraft cockpit instrument suite that has been commercialized under the Dynon SkyView brand and is now flying in thousands of aircraft cockpits. The SVS is proven to save lives by preventing controlled flight into terrain (CFIT).
RAMDO Solutions, LLC was established in 2013 to develop the commercial software Reliability Analysis & Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (RAMDO) to support academia, industry, and the Department of Defense. The research behind the reliability analysis methods in the RAMDO software originated in 1995 under the supervision of Professor K.K. Choi at the University of Iowa in collaboration with the Automotive Research Center (ARC) funded by the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center (TARDEC).
ITI connection: Dr. K.K. Choi
VIDA specializes in clinical imaging software and analysis services.