The announcement of a new source of investment capital for campus information technology entrepreneurs, or researchers aspiring to join their ranks, adds to a growing list of initiatives to speed the transfer of technologies from UW–Madison labs for the benefit of the public and advancing the pace of university innovation.
The State of Wisconsin Investment Board and Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation are creating an early-stage venture capital fund focused on information technology.
A self-adjusting, boat-mounted holder for fishing rods has won the top prize and $10,000 in the Schoofs Prize for Creativity, one of a pair of University of Wisconsin–Madison innovation competitions. Held Feb. 7 and 8, the Innovation Days competitions reward UW–Madison undergraduates for creative and marketable ideas.
Displaying more than a dozen inventions that could prove useful for individuals, workplaces or even entire manufacturing processes, University of Wisconsin–Madison undergraduate students will square off in a matchup of creativity, resourcefulness and craftsmanship during the annual UW–Madison Innovation Days competitions, held Feb. 7 and 8 on the UW–Madison engineering campus.
When it comes to business, every good idea needs a business plan, a market and some capital. This week, some of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s best minds are learning how to take new ideas to market and launch them into businesses at the Wisconsin School of Business’s Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Bootcamp.
The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives has partnered with the city of Madison and the area's cooperative business community to host the Madison Cooperative Business Conference on June 6-7.
Four University of Wisconsin–Madison students and research fellows are leading teams among 25 finalists in the ninth annual Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest.
The Morgridge Institute for Research has received a $20.6 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration to support development of a new process and manufacturing plant for a medical isotope needed by tens of thousands of U.S. patients daily.
On May 18, Rob Engelke, chief executive officer of Ultratec, Inc., will receive an honorary doctorate at a commencement ceremony at the Kohl Center on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. Engelke was cited for creating extraordinary advances that have enabled deaf and hard-of-hearing people worldwide to communicate via telephone.
Carol Bartz, the former CEO and president of Autodesk and Yahoo!, is returning to her alma mater to deliver the charge to the graduates at the University of Wisconsin–Madison's four commencement ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20 at the Kohl Center.
Seven University of Wisconsin–Madison alumni and faculty were honored this week for their outstanding entrepreneurial achievements.
Christopher Beley's Flextory, a flexible, web-based inventory system designed for multiple inventory scenarios, won $10,000 and top prize at the 2012 University of Wisconsin–Madison Qualcomm Wireless Innovation Competition.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Entrepreneurs' Resource Clinic has partnered with the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) to bring the VentureLab program to Wisconsin.
A prosthetic hand that could be cheaply created on a 3-D printer for amputees in developing countries won the top prize and $10,000 in the Schoofs Prize for Creativity, one of a pair of competitions that make up Innovation Days. Held Feb. 9 and 10, the event rewards University of Wisconsin–Madison students for creative and marketable ideas.
University of Wisconsin–Madison undergraduate innovators will present 14 inventions on Feb. 9-10 in Engineering Hall on the College of Engineering campus as part of the annual Innovation Days.
Winners of the Whiteboard Challenge and Student Venture Seed Grants show that entrepreneurship is thriving among University of Wisconsin–Madison students.
A trio of recent University of Wisconsin–Madison graduates have sold their e-commerce analytics company to a major player in the social media field less than one year after its launch.
Agricultural experts at University of Wisconsin–Madison have long played a key role in a state known for corn, milk and cheese.
Having been selected from 78 competitors from around the world, two University of Wisconsin–Madison students will travel to London for the finals of the LES (Licensing Executives Society) Foundation international business plan competition, held June 4.