Industry team transferred to gain efficiencies

To support president Steven Leath's strategic vision to increase and enhance partnerships between Iowa State and industry, one of the service teams in the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration has moved. Effective Oct. 1, the industry team transferred to the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT).

The realignment will allow ISU's contracting activities to be more closely coordinated with efforts to build public-private relationships. The intent is that both outreach activities to industry and funding will increase.

The team, now named the industry contracts team, will report to Lisa Lorenzen, OIPTT executive director. A new position, associate director of industry contracting, has been created and will be posted soon. Faculty and staff input will be a key piece of the candidate interview process.

Researchers are asked to contact the team as soon as discussions about potential projects occur with industry. Providing project information early to team members will assist with their review of the project and allow them to assess and manage potential compliance, budget or contracting issues.

Continue to use GoldSheet for industry proposals

Researchers still should use the GoldSheet to submit industry proposals. The OSPA proposals team will continue to review proposals for compliance with university budgetary requirements.

The industry contracts team will review contract terms and conditions, and will continue to use the OSPA database for tracking industry and award data. Industry proposal and award information will continue to be available via InfoMaker for reporting purposes. This information also will be available in the eData portal when it goes live on July 1, 2013.

Industry contracts team

Team member Portfolio
Laura Carabillo
Colleges of Engineering and Liberal Arts and Sciences, IPRT, InTrans, Iowa Energy Center, Iowa Water Center, Ames Lab, Deere, Boeing, Caterpillar, Rockwell Collins
Lynne Mumm
Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Bioeconomy Institute, Center for Biorenewable Chemicals, Biocentury Research Farm, Monsanto Pioneer/DuPont, Syngenta, ConocoPhillips, Dow
May Wu
Colleges of Business, Design and Human Sciences; commodities; Office of Biotechnology; Plant Sciences Institute; ADM; POET; IBM

Contact info

The industry contracts team moved last summer from Pearson Hall to the second floor of Lab of Mechanics. However, the mailing address remains 1138 Pearson, Ames 50011-2207. The new email account is ( still will work but researchers are asked to use the new email address.)