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Ideadvance in action: 2 products made better

“Innovation” and “disruption,” are words you hear throughout the business and academic worlds, but what does that really look like and how does it make a difference? Ideadvance Seed Fund awardees Lindsey Roddy of RoddyMedical LLC in Milwaukee and Randy Clark of RCI Engineering in Mayville shared their entrepreneurial journeys at the Feb.

The 5 Min Interview- What Did I Just Hear?

Learn more about CTC’s Lean Startup program, Ideadvance, and how we will pay you to do customer discovery! If you haven’t read the first post in this series, The 5 Min Interview- the 30 min plan, go back and check it out.

My Business Can Change Lives Faster Than What I Could Do in My Research/Health Practice

My Business Can Change Lives Faster Than What I Could Do in My Research/Health Practice This was the overall message from the January 15 MCW & CTC hosted panel:  Medical Innovation: Road to Patient Impact.

The 5 Min Interview- The Power of “Why?”

Learn more about CTC’s Lean Startup program, Ideadvance, and how we will pay you to do customer discovery! If you haven’t read the first post in this series, The 5 Min Interview- the 30 min plan, go back and check it out.

The 5 Min Interview- The 30 Min Plan

Learn more about CTC’s Lean Startup program, Ideadvance, and how we will pay you to do customer discovery! Customer interviews have an air of formality that often conjures images that feels more like an interrogation vs investigation.

Wisconsin CTC embraces an update

Welcome to a new look and new website for the Wisconsin Center for Technology Commercialization! Changes at the University of Wisconsin System, which helps make our work possible, have driven our rebranding.

Top 10 Reasons to Pursue SBIR/STTR

There are many reasons to consider tapping America’s Seed Fund to fund your business.

Useful Stats: NIH SBIR/STTR Success Rates by State

One of the best ways to measure the effectiveness of state programs intended to encourage the success of SBIR applications is the approval-rate of their submissions.

Make your proposal easy to read: edit edit edit!

An often overlooked aspect of an SBIR proposal involves neglecting to realize your reviewers are people who have to wade through a slew of proposals quickly and efficiently. Ease their pain!

Strategies from Research to Commercialization

We often hear from entrepreneurs about the challenges in acquiring additional funds to further de-risk technologies and navigate through the dreaded Valley of Death. Accessing funds via the traditional SBIR/STTR programs can initially help you through risky feasibility questions.