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

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

Cecily Brose

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

UW-Madison entrepreneurs compete for $50,000 prize for job search app

A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison students is heading to Minneaoplis next week for a national competition they hope could net $50,000 for their startup, SideShift. Like a dating app for jobs, the social media-inspired …

UW–Madison to name new Computer, Data & Information Sciences building for John and Tashia Morgridge

For the first time, a University of Wisconsin–Madison building will bear the name of John and Tashia Morgridge, alumni and visionary partners to UW–Madison, who have for decades made significant contributions to the university, beginning …

At New N+1 Institute, Industry Collaboration Shapes the Next Wave of Computing

For decades, the speed of computing advancement has accelerated year upon year, bringing innovation faster than ever before. Experts report we’re on the edge of a new artificial intelligence (AI) super cycle that will bring …