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.

Join our team!  Discovery to Product (D2P) has a career opportunity for an Innovation and Commercialization Mentor in software and information technology. Application deadline February 20. Learn more.

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UW–Madison researchers lead effort to create a universal coronavirus vaccine

Viruses can be wily adapters, changing their identities to find new hosts and thwart efforts to stop them. That’s why University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers and their collaborators are making progress toward developing universal vaccines against …

$600,000 in state matching grants advance 7 innovative small businesses

Seven small businesses in Wisconsin will receive up to $600,000 to commercialize their innovations, thanks to the SBIR Advance program’s latest round of funding. [Funded businesses include UW-Madison spinouts Cellular Logistics, Stem Pharm, and Voximetry.] …