Dozens of interactive, hands-on exploration stations at the Wisconsin Science Festival's Discovery Expo at the Discovery Building on Thursday and Friday helped attendees learn about virtual reality, health and medicine, chemistry, astrobotany and more science topics.
The grants will fund research with implications for promoting economic prosperity, enhancing social and psychological well-being, and improving health outcomes in the U.S.
UW2020 supports collaborative, multidisciplinary research projects that are high-risk, high-impact, and transformative as well as those that require the acquisition of shared instruments or equipment that will open new avenues for research.
A UW–Madison student with diabetes invented an injection aid called “Steady Shot,” because it holds the needle steady during injection. D2P is helping him commercialize it.
Thirty-three faculty representing all four divisions at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have been honored with 2018 faculty fellowships.
Engineering Professor Jack Ma has more than 40 patents, more than 470 published papers and a half-dozen national professional fellowships.
The Accelerator Program represents a broadening of WARF’s original role, as it as recognized the need to guide and encourage start-up companies, and invest in them.
Vibration data collected from sensors attached to the pedestrian bridge over North Park Street will be analyzed, in hopes of improving monitoring methods for bridges and buildings.
Early recipients of UW2020 funding, from the School of Music to the School of Medicine and Public Health and beyond, have assembled interdisciplinary teams to address their research questions and have attracted outside funding with initial support from the program.
“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.”