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.

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.

Upcoming Programs and Events from the Innovate Network

News from the Innovate Network

$175 million commitment helps launch UW–Madison School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences, support transformative mission

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences — a unique, forward-thinking collaboration focused at the intersection of technology and humanity — is announcing a $175 million private investment and launching an effort to raise an additional $50 million to establish a new beacon for high tech in Wisconsin housed in a state-of-the-art facility in the center of campus.

Podcast with Pyran’s Dr. Kevin Barnett: Sustainability as an entrepreneurial choice

The use of renewable resources to produce valuable chemicals has promised a lot but delivered little so far. Dr. Kevin Barnett aims to change that, and his approach is radical and pragmatic at the same time.

UW–Madison Innovate Week to showcase campus entrepreneurial organizations, tools and resources

Discovery to Product (D2P) and the UW Innovate Network are pleased to announce the launch of UW–Madison Innovate Week, October 4-8, a series of events designed for campus innovators and offered by entrepreneurial-focused organizations at UW.