Tag Innovation & tech transfer
John Biondi, a Wisconsin entrepreneur with extensive experience in early-stage high-technology companies in the state, has been named the first director of Discovery to Product (D2P), a new UW–Madison project to accelerate the formation of businesses based on discoveries at the Madison campus.
Using a plant-derived chemical, University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have developed a process for creating a concentrated stream of sugars that’s ripe with possibility for biofuels.
A new executive director and a new board chair at WiSys Technology Foundation intend to forge strong relationships throughout the UW System and statewide business community to advance the commercial potential of campus innovations.
Corn may be a dietary staple for humans and animals around the world, but in Jim Dumesic's eyes, the plant "waste" left after the harvest holds even more potential as a renewable bio-based source of fuels and important chemicals. On Dec. 10, the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) named Dumesic, the Steenbock professor and Michel Boudart professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, among 143 leading innovators elected to its 2013 class of fellows.
A newly-launched advocacy group is aiming to increase the number and success rate of start-up ventures stemming from University of Wisconsin–Madison ideas, building on the renewed commitment in 2013 to campus innovation.
University Research Park and the MG&E Innovation Center on its campus were cited yesterday, November 15, by Forbes Magazine as among the top breeding grounds for compelling high-tech startups.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) today announced the launch of a major new partnership focused on entrepreneurship on the UW–Madison campus, building on a long legacy of collaboration to move scientific innovation to the marketplace.
With last Friday's retirement of longtime University Research Park Director Mark Bugher, associate director Greg Hyer is assuming the role of interim director of the successful, 260-acre park on the West Side of Madison.
A new oat offering tasty ways to lower cholesterol and compounds capable of disrupting serious bacterial infections earned top honors in this year's Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Innovation Awards program.
Sustained by a passion to improve people's lives, Howard Bremer's enduring commitment to innovation fueled his work and his life. Bremer, 90, a WWII U.S. Navy veteran and patent attorney with degrees in law and chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison passed away Friday, ending a remarkable career at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation that spanned 53 years.
The QuickChip sounded like a killer idea: a gadget about one inch square that could, in just 15 minutes, identify bacteria, fungi, and viruses at a patient's bedside. Instead of sending samples to a lab and waiting hours or days, physicians would know immediately what they were dealing with and how best to treat it.
Kurt Squire has enrolled in about a dozen Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). “The experience was fun — to essentially be back in college again, but to feel like I’m doing so driven by my own interest without the pressures of grades and so on,” Squire says.
As the world's population continues to increase, so does the need for sustainable and secure food systems. A new student contest run by the University of Wisconsin–Madison advances the idea that long-term solutions in agriculture cannot draw on innovations from only one discipline.
The 2013 Fall University Roundtable series kicks off Oct. 9 with a presentation by Chancellor Rebecca Blank about the future of UW–Madison.
UW-Madison's second annual Corporate Open House, where companies are invited to campus to learn more about innovative opportunities for research, projects, talent, training and potential partnerships, will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22.
Rhonda Norsetter arrived on the UW–Madison campus as a student in 1964. Nearly 50 years later, she leaves as one of the most respected federal relations officers in American higher education.
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation ranked fourth for university biotechnology patents issued in the U.S. and Europe from 2008 to 2012, according to new data published by Bioentrepreneur.
When David Ward returned to UW–Madison as its interim chancellor in 2011, he was taking over after an acrimonious attempt to create a public authority to govern the Madison campus.
Fetch Rewards LLC, a mobile application designed to reinvent the grocery shopping experience, won the $10,000 Innovative Minds Challenge on May 10 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.