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Rockwell Automation
March 12, 2013


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GE Catalyst Grant Program Call for Proposals
This 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. Invitations for full proposals will be issued on March 30, 2015. Please visit the program page for more information.

Bradley-Herzfeld Catalyst Grant Program Call for Proposals
This 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. Abstracts are due by 5:00PM on March 19, 2015. Please visit the program page for more information.

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UWM is strengthening its ties with industry through research partnerships and
commercialization of UWM technology.

link to the For Researcher page
A broad range of programs exist to support research and innovation.

The UWM Research Foundation, Inc. is a private non-stock, non-profit corporation under Chapter 181 of the Wisconsin Statutes organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and is controlled by the UWM Foundation, Inc.

The primary purpose of the UWM Research Foundation, Inc. is to support research and innovation at UWM by providing funding for scholarships and grants and by engaging in corporate partnering activities to that end.

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In the News
The Growth of UWM Research Foundation
The mood in the JCI conference room was both celebratory and anxious as Juhong Chen and five others were recognized with bronze plaques describing their new patents. He and his fellow innovators were honored last week by the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Research Foundation (UWMRF) and Chancellor Mark Mone for leading the way toward a new UWM reality, that of a significant player in the world of research and development.

The celebration marked a remarkable acceleration in bringing academic research to the real world in the form of patents, licenses, startup companies and then a virtuous cycle of more research dollars. UWMRF has now successfully processed 41 patents since it launched nine years ago. Read more...

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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Brian D. Thompson, President

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