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March 9, 2017


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19th Annual HHS
SBIR/STTR Conference 

Join CTSI of Southeast WI & NIH in Milwaukee, WI for the 19th Annual HHS SBIR/STTR Conference on November 7-9th, 2017. This national three-day event is designed to educate attendees about America's Largest Seed Fund and how to access federal resources, develop competitive proposals, and secure awards. Register online now and save $100 on registration! Read more about the event here

Bradley Catalyst Grant Program 2017

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. 
Winners for this round have been chosen, awards are currently being processed. Please visit the program page for more information.

Water Equipment & Policy (WEP) NSF I/UCRC

The Water Equipment and Policy Research Center (WEP) is an Industry/University Collaborative Research Center (I/UCRC) operating under the auspices of the National Science Foundation (NSF). WEP is funded by a collaboration of industry members, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), Marquette University and the NSF.

GE Catalyst

Grant Program

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,  the UWM Research Foundation 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.

In the News 

November 9th, 2017
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's (UWM) Lubar Entrepreneurship Center and the Shorewood School District have announced a new Teaching Fellows partnership to cultivate Authentic Learning in grades 7-12. The new Fellows Program, supported by a grant from the Shorewood SEED Foundation, will tap into UWM's expertise and provides professional development for Shorewood teachers as they build new and innovative educational opportunities for students. Read more...

UWM Report
November 3rd, 2017
A National Science Foundation grant is helping UWM's College of Engineering & Applied Science work with other disciplines on campus to bring more women and underrepresented groups into innovation. Read more...

November 2nd, 2017
On this week's program, a discussion of the critical need for innovation and entrepreneurship in Milwaukee and the region. WUWM's Dave Edwards talks with UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone; Julia Taylor, president of the Greater Milwaukee Committee; and Sheldon Lubar. Read more...

UWM Starts Connected Systems Institute with $1.7 Million from Rockwell Automation

UWM Report
November 1st, 2017
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Mark Mone announced a $1.7 million gift from Rockwell Automation to support a new Connected Systems Institute at UWM. The institute will be the first of its kind in the state. Read more...
UWM among four Wisconsin universities ranked best in world
Urban Milwaukee
October 27th, 2017
Among the top 1,250 best universities in the world, MCW ranked at 471. Other Wisconsin universities earning a spot on the list include University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Marquette University. A total of 221 U.S. universities were ranked on the list. Read more...

Basting Named an Ashoka Fellow

UWM Report
October 25th, 2017
UWM Professor Anne Basting was named an Ashoka Fellow on Oct. 25. She was recognized for her work with dementia patients, particularly for her creation of TimeSlips, which harnesses the power of storytelling to reframe the aging process. Read more...

UWM-Developed App Helps Protect Patients' Brains During Surgery

UWM Report
October 5th, 2017
The work of some UWM students is literally helping make people's lives better. The students in UWM's App Brewery worked with doctors at the Medical College of Wisconsin to develop an app that helps guide doctors during the delicate process of brain surgery. Read more...

UWM sets $200 million goal in fundraising campaign
UWM Report
September 25, 2017
Amid a shower of confetti and streamers, UWM Chancellor Mark Mone on Monday announced the goal of the university's comprehensive fundraising campign: $200 million. Read more...

UWM Research Foundation awards new catalyst grants
Biz Times
September 5, 2017
The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Research Foundation has awarded grants to five new research projects as part of its catalyst grant program. The program invests in promising early-stage research at UWM, particularly in areas with the potential for commercializing new technology. Read more...

September 5, 2017
A graphene-based water sensor developed at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee out performs current technologies for sensing speed, accuracy, and sensitivity - exactly what's needed to continuously monitor drinking water for miniscule traces of contaminants like lead. Read more...

Untangling health care costs, one cord at a time
Biz Times
August 7, 2017
UW-Milwaukee Ph.D. student Lindsey Roddy is developing a new product to organize the web of medical lines, cords, and tubes by the bedsides of hospital patients. Nurses often turn to makeshift solutions, like using tongue depressors and medicine cups taped to the bed. Read more...

T3 BioScience Successfully Concludes its Planned Capital Increase
August 1, 2017
The (undisclosed) raised capital will empower the biotech firm to execute its product and business strategy. The new financial resources will allow the acceleration of T3 BioScience's research and discovery program for both its medical- and agriulculture product development. Read more...

Spotlight on Student Entrepreneur
Fabien Edjou
May 24, 2017
Fabien Edjou, veteran, retired Army Officer, and undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Supply Chain and Operation Management at UWM, has created a sustainable solution to waste through his new startup, LeanServ, LLC. Founded in 2016, Edjou's business specializes in technology information, products, and services (TIPS) that help organizations transform into zero-waste environments. Read more...

Urban Milwaukee
May 17, 2017
The Fellows, Ilya Avdeev, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, and Anne Basting, a professor of theater, are supported by the Mary and Ted Kellner Fund for Entrepreneurship, which was establised in 2016 through a gift from the Kelben Foundation to fund faculty and staff at the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center at UWM. Read more..

UWM's Lubar Entrepreneurship Center already provides entrepreneurial resources for UWM's community and the greater Milwaukee region. That collaboration will be enhanced by its new two-story campus facility at the corner of Kenwood Boulevard and Maryland Avenue. Groudbreaking for the 24,000-square-foot center is expected in the fourth quarter of 2017, with an opening date targeted for early 2019. Read more...


Taffanie Johnson
May 01, 2017  
Taffanie Johnson, an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Women and Gender Studies at UWM, is empowering local women and young girls through her new mobile pop-up program, Untangle. Johnson's program offers a unique set of interactive coaching, workshops, support, and resources focused on improving Milwaukee women's self-esteem, love, and sufficiency. Read more...

Milwaukee's life sciences landscape is sprouting
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 29, 2017

When Loren Peterson moved Zystor Therapeutics from St. Louis, Mo., to Milwaukee in the early 2000s, he had trouble finding other health care and biotechnology startups to keep him company. Today, Milwaukee's once-arid life sciences landscape is sprouting more ideas and emerging companies. It's a trend that was on display Thursday at Milwaukee's University Club during a pitch event that featured five promising,  Read more...

Wisconsin State Budget Analysis: Impact on UW-Milwaukee and Biohealth Industry
BioForward - Wisconsin
April 27, 2017

After a successful first event from UW-Madison and Accuray, BioForward's speaker series on the importance of public university research visited the UWM Innovation Accelerator last Thursday for the second event, featuring the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Lisa Johnson, CEO of BioForward, kicked off the event with BioForward updates, Read more...

Spotlight on Student Entrepreneur
UWM Ideas Challenge - Lindsey Roddy
April 5, 2017
Lindsey Roddy, an RN, BSN, and Ph.D., student studying Nursing Science at UWM, is reorganizing the public health sector through innovation. As one of the first cohorts enrolled in the NSF I-Corps entrepreneurial pilot program, targeted specifically at nurses, Roddy developed a novel management system that, Read more...

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