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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UW Changes Lives: Campus-born fertility company seeks to improve women’s health care, Wisconsin economy

What started as a side project in a UW–Madison laboratory is now a successful business that’s closer than ever to giving women a way to help overcome difficulties in conceiving a child.

Four UW–Madison entrepreneurs share lessons learned

As UW–Madison continues to gain recognition for fueling Wisconsin’s high-tech economy, four experienced entrepreneurs with UW roots shared the cardinal lessons they learned.

Pioneered by UW professor, microgrids enable energy independence, resiliency

Noted: UW-Madison professor Bob Lasseter helped pioneer microgrid technology after seeing a small natural-gas-powered generator with a system to capture heat given off by the engine. Instead of going to waste, this energy could be …