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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In the Spotlight: Kristen Slack, founder of Prof2Prof

In the Spotlight: Kristen Slack, founder of Prof2Prof By Olivia Barrow Prof2Prof started as a midnight inspiration.  Kristen Slack, a social work professor at UW-Madison, literally bought the domain in the middle of the…

Vegan dessert with an unexpected ingredient places second in national food development competition

Delicious desserts may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of chickpeas, but a team of UW–Madison food science students are whipping up a plan to change that. Recent graduate …

Simple ‘smart’ glass reveals the future of artificial vision

UW-Madison engineers have devised a method to create pieces of “smart” glass that can recognize images without requiring any sensors or circuits or power sources.