Whether just getting started or already developing your product or service, D2P’s educational programs use the industry-leading Business Model Canvas framework to help teams learn how to assess their innovation’s value and develop an implementation strategy.
All Discovery to Product educational programs are FREE and open to UW–Madison faculty, staff and students and affiliate organizations.
Innovation to Market (I2M) is a nine week course with five live classroom sessions* that teaches you how to listen, learn, and pivot when necessary. You probably have some hypotheses about how your innovation will meet customer or societal needs, but have you gotten out of the building to really ground truth those assumptions? If you want your idea to be successful, that’s a step you need to take. I2M shows you how. Learn more »
Igniter is an intensive fourteen-week course for teams that have matched their innovation to a viable market and are ready to put their idea into action. To ignite is to heat, to set in motion, to catch fire. The spark from your ideas is fueled by the Igniter course’s guidance to create and validate all aspects of the plan for how you will bring your innovative solution, product, or service to the world. Learn more »
*Please Note: 2021 I2M AND Igniter instruction will be online/remote until further notice. If you have questions or concerns, we encourage you to reach out to discuss your concerns and/or circumstances.
Offered in partnership with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), Entrepreneurons lectures provide an opportunity to learn from startup founders and business leaders from around the world.
Startup Week is a grassroots community event that takes place every November. During Startup Week, D2P works with the Innovate Network to coordinate campus-wide events for faculty, staff, students, and the community.
Discovery to Product’s Innovation and Commercialization Specialists provide free coaching and mentoring to all UW–Madison innovators. Give us a call or stop in for a coffee—we’re here to help.
D2P supports the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program. The program accelerates the economic and societal benefits of NSF-funded basic research projects that are ready to move toward commercialization.