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 provide infrastructure, resources, networking and training to move scientific discoveries from university labs to the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A ‘light’ approach to healing wounds moves closer to market

It’s not unusual for patients with spinal cord injuries to develop pressure ulcers from sitting long periods in wheelchairs. Because the patients cannot feel them, the sores become severe by the time they are noticed. Chronic wounds, which include diabetic ulcers, resist healing, and many end...

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...

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...

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...