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In the News
Bringing Business and UWM Together to Jump Start Academic Research
On 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 company
Rhonda 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 company
The 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.