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.
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.
A smartphone application that will allow running race observers to keep track of particular runners in real time has won $10,000 and top prize at the inaugural University of Wisconsin–Madison Qualcomm Wireless Innovation Prize.
As Wisconsin struggles with unemployment and anemic growth, a group of health-related university spin-offs continues to benefit from UW–Madison's profound depth in biological sciences, medicine and engineering.
In military combat, vehicle tires are critical, as blown tires can mean troops are stranded in dangerous situations. Wausau, Wis.-based Resilient Technologies is working on a non-pneumatic tire with a honeycomb-like design, which can't be shot out and could save lives.
Speakers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, which offers startup businesses the pro bono legal services of UW law students supervised by faculty and private sector attorneys, will discuss key legal issues confronting entrepreneurs at this evening's Gilson Bootstrapping event. The program begins at 5 p.m. today (March 30) in the Town Center of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St.
A panel of experts will discuss funding opportunities available to young firms for advancing the research and development of their technologies at the WARF Gilson Bootstrapping seminar being held Wednesday, March 23.
A dress made of rubber gloves, a xylophone constructed from PVC pipes and a coffee chiller fashioned out of discarded lab equipment were just three examples of entrepreneurial creativity submitted in this year's Wiscontrepreneur 100-Hour Challenge, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Office of Corporate Relations.
What if you could enter a grocery store, and with the tap of your finger, determine which products were made in your state? Thanks to three UW–Madison graduate students and their partnership with a local grocery store, you now can.
A system that could widely expand stent treatments for patients with diseased arteries won the top prize and $10,000 in the Schoofs Prize for Creativity, one of a pair of competitions that make up Innovation Days, an event that rewards University of Wisconsin–Madison students for innovative and marketable ideas.
Allen Dines of the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Office of Corporate Relations will be the first speaker featured in WARF's new Gilson Bootstrapping Series. He will discuss the wide variety of resources available to new entrepreneurs, or to those just thinking about starting a business, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25.