From Feasibility to Funding
The Center for Technology Commercialization provides one-on-one assistance to early-stage emerging technology businesses throughout Wisconsin. From agriculture to biotechnology, Center consultants are experts in commercialization processes. We have over 60 years of combined experience and have supported clients in acquiring over $195 million in federal and additional funding.
Our organization was created in 2005 under the name of the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network in order to bring together advocates of economic development and experts in technology and commercialization to work with our clients and help them achieve success.
The SBIR Ready Bootcamp will teach graduate students and early-career scientists the secrets to articulating a business case for your team’s innovation. A paid professional development opportunity, the program improves proposal readiness and help you access the $2.5 billion non-dilutive federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs to launch your business and careers.
This free service helps clients increase their potential for federal funding. Our multidisciplinary panels mimic the federal agency’s review process and taps reviewers with experience in SBIR/STTR funding, technology commercialization and/or technical expertise.
SBIR Assistance micro-grants are aimed at technology and research-based Wisconsin businesses that intend to apply for SBIR federal funds. The grants typically cover up to 75% of the costs, limited to $4500, incurred by a business in hiring an approved, independent third-party to assist in the development of a federal SBIR research and development proposal.
WEDC created the competitive SBIR Advance program to provide state match funding, training and other resources to Wisconsin businesses to advance the commercialization of SBIR/STTR-funded technology and expedite economic and job creation impact in Wisconsin.
SBIR Assistance micro-grants are aimed at technology and research-based Wisconsin businesses who intend to apply for SBIR federal funds. The grants typically cover up to 75% of the costs, limited to $4500, incurred by a business in hiring an approved, independent third-party to assist in the development of a federal SBIR research and development proposal.
The Ideadvance Seed fund strives to support great ideas no matter the discipline of origin. From arts to engineering, the program and funding helps you accelerate learning on your business model. Ideadvance grants are intended to support specific commercialization steps or milestones that will reduce the business risk in your ideas.
Idella Yamben, Ph.D
Business Development Consultant
Ideadvance Program Manager
Bon Wikenheiser, MBA
CTC Operations Director
SBDC State Director