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March 12, 2013


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Water Equipment & Policy (WEP) NSF I/UCRC at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University Call for ProposalsThe WEP center is pleased to announce that it will award up to $360,000 in the fifth round of research grants.These awards will be made to seed promising research in areas that are defined in the center technology roadmap and will benefit member companies. The deadline for submission of proposals is September 15, 2014. Please visit the program page for more information. 

Bradley-Herzfeld Catalyst Grant ProgramThis round of Catalyst Grants is supported by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and the Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation. These awards will be made to seed promising research and development in areas where UWM has the greatest potential to impact local economy through commercialization activities. Full Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2014. Please visit the program page for more information. 

GE Healthcare Catalyst Grant ProgramThis program is part of a larger effort by GE Healthcare aimed at building a pipeline of Wisconsin-based medical imaging software developers and researchers to drive the next generation of healthcare technology globally. Full Proposals are due April 22, 2014. Please visit the program page for more information.  

SE Wisconsin Applied Chemistry Center of Excellence Translational Grant ProgramThe goal of university-industry collaborations supported by these grants is to more effectively link university and industrial scientists for chemistry-based technology development, product development, and industrial competitiveness. Full proposals are due March 16, 2014. Please visit the program page for more information.

UWM School of Freshwater Sciences Water Catalyst Grant ProgramProposals are currently being reviewed and the notification of awards is scheduled for March 1, 2014. Please visit the program page for more information.

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In the News
Grad student helps take TheraBracelet to the market
A diminished ability to pinch leaves many stroke patients at a loss to accomplish even small tasks, like buttoning a shirt or brushing their teeth.  

UWM researchers throw a new wrench into the system
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has developed a new wrench aimed at preventing serious and costly injuries among meter technicians.  

Bringing business and UWM together to jump start academic researchOn the October 10, 2013 edition of UWM Today, explore a unique program that is helping to jumpstart important academic research in a way that brings business and the university together. Host Tom Luljak talks with Brian Thompson, President of the UWM Research Foundation. Listen to the interview below.


From lab to marketplace

Student Startup Challenge

UWM prof launches TCARE, a caregiver support companyRhonda Montgomery, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee social work professor, has started a caregiver support company that seeks to provide better outcomes for family caregivers and their patients.  

Triple-duty fuel cell launches UWM startup companyThe organic contaminants in wastewater that can make people sick and pollute the environment are often the same ones that feed bacteria. A device called a microbial fuel cell (MFC) takes advantage of this, using bacteria to purify wastewater and harnessing their metabolic energy to generate electricity.


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Student Startup
UWM students and recent graduates are invited to join the UWM Student Startup Challenge.  Up to three innovation ideas will be selected for prototyping and business launch.     
Click here to submit your idea

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