We serve 400 UW faculty, staff and student innovators and grant over $1 million in funding annually. We’ve helped launch or grow over 130 startups.

Innovation and Commercialization Mentors

Amar Anumakonda, PhD

Tech-focused business leader with a passion for addressing global problems in energy and environment. Industry experience in innovation and commercializing game-changing technologies.

Aimee Arnoldussen, PhD

Cognitive neuroscientist with expertise in medical and assistive technologies. Start-up, healthcare, research funding and FDA.

Abram Becker, MBA

Expertise in commercial strategy for pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices, and diagnostics. Start-up, non-profit, & Fortune 500 experience.

Cecily Brose, MS

Expertise in consumer product development and commercialization. Led innovation platforms in the food industry.

Upcoming Programs and Events from the Innovate Network

News from the Innovate Network

Five projects selected for WARF/Bayer Challenge Grant

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and Bayer are pleased to announce that five projects have been selected to receive development funding through the Plant Sciences Challenge Grant. The grant invited submissions for new technologies focused …

Tom Still: Wisconsin’s Biohealth Tech Hub has a long list of proud parents

In case you missed it, Wisconsin has been on a bit of an economic development hot streak of late. It started in early May when Microsoft announced it will build a $3.3 billion data center …

Madison firm aims to revolutionize electronics by replacing silicon

In a lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Katy Jinkins typically starts her day at a filing cabinet full of thin, purple silicon disks that reflect green in the light. She breaks the disks, about …