Innovation and Commercialization Specialists

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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Madison AI Startup to Expand with Backing from California Tech Company

GreenBay Technologies, officially founded as a company just last month, is based on work started by a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor and two PhD students. AnHai Doan, a professor of computer science at UW-Madison and …

WARF investment fund signals new tack in effort to grow adoption of UW–Madison technologies

A six-figure investment in a Wisconsin startup marks the latest effort by Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the nation’s oldest technology transfer office, to adapt to the changing innovation landscape. The investment, from the new WARF Ventures project, will help PROMISS Diagnostics in Milwaukee advance a technology to diagnose ovarian cancer from blood samples. PROMISS has […]

Madison home to at least 10 stem cell companies

Fujifilm Cellular Dynamics Inc. is one of at least 10 stem cell companies in Madison, most started by UW-Madison researchers.