Untangling health care costs, one cord at a time

Nurses have assigned an array of nicknames to the web of medical lines, cords and tubes stationed by a patient’s bedside. Snake pit. Spaghetti. Rat’s nest. UW-Milwaukee Ph.D. student Lindsey Roddy is developing a new product to organize the web of medical lines, cords and...

Meet Brandon Tschacher, aka Mr. Milwaukee

We caught up with Brandon Tschacher, local Millennial and the man behind Milwaukee's MyCombine. Thirty-one-year-old Brandon Tschacher’s informal title could easily be Mr. Milwaukee—that’s how much he seems to care about the city. Tschacher, a Millennial, entrepreneur and frequent volunteer, keeps his eye on the prize of...

Milwaukee I-Corp launches pilot program aimed at nursing school

[caption id="attachment_638" align="alignright" width="300"] Nursing student Lindsey Roddy is a member of the first cohort of nursing students enrolled in I-Corps entrepreneurial training, a pilot program funded by the National Science Foundation to encourage more commercial products coming from academic research. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennesey)[/caption] Students and...

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...