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Technology Commercialization Committee - September 12, 2019


Location: 200 E Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309 | Main Conference Room
Date: September 12 | 9:30 a.m.


Board Members Emily Harris, Rich Hichwa, Davin Hills, Pankaj Monga, Hank Norem, Donna Ramaeker Zahn, Kathy Zehr


  1. Committee Chair

    Kathy Zehr
    1. Welcome & Introductions

    2. Roll Call

    3. Approval of July 11, 2019 Meeting Minutes

  2. Public Comment Period

    1. A public comment period for the full meeting will be held at this time to accommodate visitors. This period is limited to 10 minutes.

  3. 9:35 a.m.: SBIR/STTR Outreach Program

    Anne Price
  4. 9:45 am: Closed Session (Iowa Code section 15.118)
    Discussion of Information Contained in Applications for Financial Assistance

    Roll Call
    1. 9:45: Continuum Ag: Proof of Commercial Relevance: $25,000

      Adrienne Greenwald
    2. 10:05: Kimle Aquaculture: Demonstration Fund: $100,000

    3. 10:30: Original Appearance Manufacturing: Demonstration Fund: $100,000

    4. 11:00: JBI Distributors: Demonstration Fund: $100,000

    5. 11:30: G KAT: Propel Fund: $250,000

  5. 12:15 p.m.: Open Session

    1. Continuum Ag: Proof of Commercial Relevance: $25,000

      Roll Call
    2. Kimle Aquaculture: Demonstration Fund: $100,000

      Roll Call
    3. Original Appearance Manufacturing: Demonstration Fund: $100,000

      Roll Call
    4. JBI Distributors: Demonstration Fund: $100,000

      Roll Call
    5. G KAT: Propel Fund: $250,000

      Roll Call
  6. 12:45 pm: Closed Session (Iowa Code section 15.118)
    Discussion of Information that IEDA is Required to Keep Confidential During the Contract Administration Process

    Roll Call
    1. 12:45: Innovative Lighting: Roland

      Paul Stueckradt
    2. 1:00: LenderClose: West Des Moines

    3. . 1:15: L8NT, LLC: Iowa City

  7. 1:45 pm: Open Session

    1. Innovative Lighting: Roland

      Roll Call
    2. LenderClose: West Des Moines

      Roll Call
    3. L8NT, LLC: Iowa City

      Roll Call
  8. Other Business

    1. Next TCC meeting is November 7, 2019

  9. Adjournment


PLEASE NOTE: Agenda items may be considered out of order at the discretion of the chair for each meeting. Meetings will not convene earlier than stated above, but may begin later, depending upon length of earlier meetings.

If you require accommodations to participate in this public meeting, call (515) 348-6146 to make your request. Please notify us at least 48 hours in advance.

**The Technology Commercialization Committee may go into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code sections 21.5(1)a, 15.118, 22.7.3, and 22.7.6 to review and discuss records IEDA is required to treat as confidential under Iowa law. This may include trade secrets and/or confidential business and financial information about applicants and industrial prospects with which the Authority is currently negotiating or during administration of a contract executed pursuant to a successful application.