Innovation and Commercialization Specialists

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.

David Ertl

Product management and strategy expertise in information technology. Silicon Valley, start-up, and Fortune 500 experience.

Kieran Furlong

Expertise in early-stage company building, venture capital, cleantech, agtech and manufacturing. VC investor & start-up veteran.

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News from the Innovate Network

‘We need 10 more Madisons’ to foster tech growth in the heartland, Brookings and ITIF report says

To stop the divergence of U.S. cities where technology thrives, a concerted effort needs to be made to turn promising cities like Madison and Milwaukee in the heartland into tech hubs, according to a new paper …

Breast surgery device by company with UW founders now in use

A new breast surgery marker device, developed by a company founded by three UW-Madison faculty, is expected to be used by about 15 hospital systems by the end of January. The system, approved by the …

UW Spinout Understory is one of seven companies on Inc magazine’s Innovative Startups to Watch in 2020 list

Understory Madison, Wisconsin-based Understory builds weather sensors that collect 125,000 data points per second, tracking things like precipitation, wind, temperature, air pressure, and humidity. In 2019, the company partnered with insurance firm MSI GuaranteedWeather. The data it collects …