Tag Spinoffs

UW-Madison among top universities for VC-backed entrepreneurs

September 19, 2016

UW-Madison ranked 14th worldwide among universities in a new report measuring how many graduates became entrepreneurs backed by venture capital.

UW spinoff helps boost new crop in cranberry country

August 30, 2016

Some Wisconsin cranberry farmers have started growing aronia, a fruit that is sometimes touted, in this nutrition-conscious era, as the "next superfruit." A UW–Madison spinoff is helping explain aronia's benefits.

Farm-to-home delivery service wins innovation award

August 25, 2016

Square Harvest allows consumers to order exactly what they need from small, local farms and food producers, marrying computer technology with small-batch food production.

Biological supplier prospers with aid of UW manufacturing expertise

August 24, 2016

A Madison lab is using the university's quick response manufacturing techniques to bring products to market more quickly and improve profits.

Businesses spawned at UW–Madison take two of three pitch night awards

August 17, 2016

A “pitch night” at the Madworks business accelerator on campus made significant monetary awards to two Madison businesses with roots in UW–Madison Monday. Emonix won the $5,000 economic impact award for a patent-applied-for system that reduces salt usage in water softeners.

UW-Madison spinoff releases latest educational game – aimed at fractions

August 15, 2016

A Madison maker of educational games has just published Diffission, a visual game to teach fractions to middle schoolers without the pain of the traditional “skill and drill.”

UW-Madison technology enlisted in battle against hepatitis B

August 10, 2016

A method that emerged from a UW–Madison spinoff company is in clinical trials in Europe, Asia and the United States against the infection, which can destroy the liver.

A taste of vision: Device translates from camera to brain, via the tongue

July 6, 2016

The device, patented almost 20 years ago by a visionary UW doctor, is now on the market after a long campaign by the company he founded.

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.

UW-Madison spinoff taking a big bite out of swallowing problems

July 1, 2016

Swallow Solutions' system sets up a customized therapy program so users can strengthen the tongue and associated swallowing muscles in the throat.

UW biotech spinoff Mirus Bio celebrates two decades in business

June 17, 2016

The company makes cutting-edge products based on discoveries by three UW scientists for delivering DNA and RNA into cells.

Cancer treatment spinoff takes top honor in life science at Governor’s Business Plan Contest

June 9, 2016

Lynx Biosciences is developing technology to choose the drug most likely to benefit a blood cancer patient by analyzing how the tumor cells respond.

Five UW spinoffs among finalists in Governor’s Business Plan Contest

June 6, 2016

The contestants emerged from about 200 entries and three rounds of judging in the contest organized by the Wisconsin Technology Council.

UW tech spinoff promises to rethink design with ultra-fast software

May 19, 2016

Everything changes if you can figure out a way to keep a "hungry" computer processor fed.

UW technology key to growth as firm stays in Madison long after sale

May 18, 2016

The explosion in next-generation sequencing has opened windows throughout medicine and biology.

Brenner’s simpler fertility test is basis for promising UW–Madison spinoff

April 28, 2016

BluDiagnostics co-founder Katie Brenner says the idea came directly from her own difficulty with conception.

Madison-made electrolyte going big at global battery manufacturer

April 25, 2016

Silatronix, a UW–Madison spinoff, says its formulation will lead to safer lithium-ion batteries used in phones, laptops and tablets.