Tag Discovery to Product

UW–Madison’s D2P Igniter program seeks next round of entrepreneurs

September 14, 2017

Igniter has helped in the creation of 17 startup companies based on UW–Madison discoveries over the past three years.

Director leaving after helping UW innovators bring ideas to market

August 22, 2017

“I spent three years getting D2P going, and we did some good things in commercializing innovation from campus,” John Biondi says. “Now it’s time to turn it over to someone else who can take it to the next level.”

Biondi departs D2P to grow his cider venture

August 8, 2017

Discovery to Product (D2P) staff have mentored UW–Madison students, staff and faculty towards successful technology commercialization, including patenting, partnership with industry, and new company formation.

Capital infusion prepares UW–Madison startup to stir up industrial adhesive market

January 27, 2017

An idea hatched during an engineering class at the University of Wisconsin–Madison promises to reduce waste in a common industrial mixing process.

Invention could help diabetics with safer, surer insulin injections

November 14, 2016

Shawn Michels, a UW–Madison student and diabetic, has invented an add-on to conventional insulin pens that allows users to make their injections with one hand.

New startups ‘graduate’ from UW business accelerator

July 5, 2016

The companies launched with help from the D2P program are working in such areas as growing brain cells, virtual reality and stroke rehabilitation.

Patent office director visits for discussion about innovation and opportunity

April 14, 2015

UW-Madison, a world leader in producing patents, will welcome Michelle K. Lee, director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, on Wednesday for a tour of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery and discussion of the future of intellectual property and innovation.

Student inventors get boost to commercialize color 3-D printing, iPhone app

October 31, 2014

Applying a similar approach to the 3-D printer, a group of University of Wisconsin–Madison students are commercializing a device that adds color to a printer that now dominates the market. Their business idea was one of two student projects to receive an Igniter grant from the university’s Discovery to Product (D2P) office.

Grants fund UW technology projects on the road to commercialization

August 15, 2014

An exercise machine that helps stroke victims walk. An advanced technology for assessing the progress of prostate cancer. A faster process for making neural stem cells to investigate new treatments for injury and disease. A cheaper, more beautiful LED light bulb. A game to teach meditation. These projects, and a dozen more, are beneficiaries of the first round of awards by the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Discovery to Product, or D2P, program, which began operating in March.