Tag Innovation & tech transfer
A software program for screening for cervical cancer, particularly in developing countries with limited resources, earned the top award and $10,000 in the Qualcomm Wireless Innovation Prize at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Rest a laptop computer on your lap for any length of time and you'll quickly appreciate how much heat it generates.
“Innovation” is a word we’ve heard a lot lately, given that it’s the Year of Innovation and Educational Innovation is a campus priority. Innovation will also be front and center March 20 at Showcase 2013, where seven UW leaders who are new to our campus will share their perspectives on current innovation efforts and opportunities to innovate even more.
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.
Four University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members - Hector DeLuca, James Dahlberg, Thomas Lipo and Max Lagally - are among 101 innovators elected to the charter class of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
With an inexpensive, body-powered prosthetic that replicates an amputee's lost hand, a University of Wisconsin–Madison mechanical engineering student earned second place in the undergraduate division of the 2012 National Collegiate Inventors Competition, held in Washington, D.C., in November.
University of Wisconsin–Madison students interested in entrepreneurship and innovation will be able to learn more about protecting and commercializing their ideas at a forum on Dec. 10.
Perkins Coie LLP has announced a new Innovative Minds competition, offering a $10,000 prize to a University of Wisconsin–Madison student team that produces the year's most market-ready innovation.
University of Wisconsin–Madison Journalism and Mass Communication Professor Young Mie Kim sprung up as an innovator in action even before the Year of Innovation dawned this week on campus.
Exhibits and demonstrations by dozens of campus and community innovators, special breakout sessions covering topics ranging from sparking innovative thinking to how to take innovation to the next level, and flash talks and presentations focusing on innovations with roots at the UW and what made them successful, will highlight a special event today kicking off the Year of Innovation as declared by Interim Chancellor David Ward.
From dairy science to dance to vitamin D to stem cells, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has pushed the boundaries of what is known and the limits of what is possible for more than 160 years.
Lauren Redniss was first drawn to Marie and Pierre Curie because of their beautiful love story. But the Pulitzer Prize-winning illustrator found much more as she researched, wrote and illustrated her book “Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout,” this year’s selection for Go Big Read, UW–Madison's common reading program.
California’s Santa Rita Jail just got a little more secure this week, thanks to the completion of a $14 million “microgrid” project that gives the facility its own autonomous power supply — a feat rooted in University of Wisconsin–Madison technology.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is one of two American universities to host a delegation of representatives selected by Iraq's Inter-Ministerial Committee on Innovation, Research, and Development (ICIRD) on universities and technology-based economic development.
A portable vision device that provides blind individuals sensory input similar to vision will be presented at the 40th anniversary celebration for the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, on Friday, April 3.
A new multidisciplinary course at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is preparing entrepreneurial graduate students to bring biomedical innovations to the patients who need them.
The U.S. National Stem Cell Bank (NSCB) has announced that it has received deposits of two human embryonic stem cell lines from Cellartis AB, a biotechnology company based in Sweden. With the addition of the new lines, the National Stem Cell Bank now has received all 21 cell lines from the six providers listed on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) federal registry.
VistaGen Therapeutics and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) have signed a license for human embryonic stem cell patents for the development and commercialization of stem cell-based research tools.
The WiCell Research Institute, a private, not-for-profit supporting organization to the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is launching its own stem cell bank to distribute cell lines beyond the 21 lines eligible for federal funding and distribution through the National Stem Cell Bank (NSCB).
After three decades of almost exponential commercial growth on Madison's west side, the University Research Park (URP) will pursue an opportunity to sink roots downtown with an innovative "urban research park" targeting high-technology entrepreneurs.