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...