I-Corps Program Details

Milwaukee I-Corps Site is a joint project of five Milwaukee Universities to accelerate commercialization of research ideas using the proven I-Corps methodology.

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I-Corps Site Team

A team of dedicated academic leaders, supported through the National Science Foundation I-Corps National Innovation Network delivers Lean Launch curriculum to Southeastern Wisconsin

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NSF I-Corps Site accepts applications for the Winter 2017 program!

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Promoting inclusion in tech entrepreneurship: I-Corps Site is partnering with the UWM’s College of Nursing

Original Article: https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_images.jsp?cntn_id=190921&org=NSF The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded eight NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) sites to increase participation and promote inclusion of underrepresented populations in the National Innovation Network. I-Corps sites p rovide infrastructure, resources, networking and training to move scientific discoveries from university labs to the marketplace. The selected I-Corps sites will use the

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I-Corps Site Partners with WERCBench Lab Program on Delivering Lean Startup Curriculum

WERCBench Labs has partnered with The Center for Technology Commercialization, The Commons and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s I-Corps Site for the fall 2016 program. The organization is looking for more businesses to partner with for future programs that will help participating startups build and test new technologies. Here’s a list of the companies and their

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The Fall 2016 cohort is up and running!

Fall’16 teams (cohort #5): Composite Works (UWM) – advanced carbon fiber composites for aerospace, transportation and infrastructure AIM (UWM) – technology enabled tools for designing spaces ItusONE (Marquette)- wearable technology to reduce risk of injury in the construction industry NanoRED (MCW) – precision delivery of cancer therapeutics Airway Reflux Treatment (MCW) – novel pepsin inhibitors for treatment of airway reflux disease Telehealth Education (MSOE) – utilizing telehealth

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Milwaukee I-Corps Site: First Year

NSF I-Corps Site of Southeastern Wisconsin has wrapped-up its first year with three amazing cohorts of 27 research teams representing all five partnering Universities. Teams have conducted more that 870 customer interviews. Teaching team delivered 15 three-hour workshops on customer discovery (Lean Launch methodology) and had more than 1,000 contacts with 87 participants…. Full report: MKE_I-Corps_Annual_Report_2016

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English prof helps “unexpected writers”

Dave Clark calls them “unexpected writers” – technicians, engineers and other employees who, with little or no training, must produce documents and reports. Their poor writing costs companies money. “Engineers or IT people or scientists will write these proposals,” said Clark, an associate dean of humanities in the College of Letters and Science. “They’ll do

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Federal Program Taps UWM to Grow Startups

Starting a business and doing academic research both involve experimentation and gathering data. So why don’t more university researchers participate in startup companies? They need to make a different kind of discovery by probing the minds of potential customers and businesspeople. Making these vital conversations happen is the goal of the I-Corps program launched by

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JSOnline: Medical entrepreneurs make pitches for start-up funds

Bridge to Cures helps entrepreneurs turn innovations into products By Kathleen Gallagher of the Journal Sentinel Thirteen university-affiliated start-up companies will gather Saturday for the launch of a Healthcare Innovation Pitch at Ward4 in downtown Milwaukee. The event kicks off a program that will have entrepreneurial teams affiliated with colleges and universities in the region preparing to pitch to a

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JSOnline: UWM receives $300,000 to create ‘Innovation Corps’ site

By Kathleen Gallagher of the Journal Sentinel The National Science Foundation has awarded a $300,000, three-year grant to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to become an “Innovation Corps” site to recruit and train 90 teams to commercialize their research over the next three years.  UWM is collaborating on the project with Marquette University, Medical College of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee

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Milwaukee joins National Innovation Network

Five academic institutions in Milwaukee are joining forces to form a local site of the National Innovation Network that will recruit and train 90 entrepreneurial teams over the next three years. With training, the teams will conduct deep research into their chances of starting a viable business or find new pathways to market. The effort

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