The first day will be an in-person event with an array of industry, university and military thought leaders exposing product development needs and challenges across key Wisconsin sectors. Audience members will get one-on-one coaching as they prepare initial executive summaries and project pitches for federal agencies interested in piloting AI/ML applications. Day 2 is a series of virtual panels featuring agency experts highlighting programs and funding strategies.
Attendees will learn about emerging innovation needs, federal funding opportunities, and key resources to develop competitive proposals with these emerging technologies. Companies and early-stage teams will have a chance to network with leaders at Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute, Connected Systems Institute, Kairos and federal agencies including NSF, NIH, and DoD.
“The Wisconsin AI Summit brings together AI/ML technology users, resource groups and innovators who may be considering pilot funding and product development through these emerging technologies,” said Dr. Idella Yamben, CTC Director. “We hope to connect the technology expertise with a process for accessing critical, early-stage funding exposing the growing opportunities Wisconsin offers in this space.”
Throughout 2023, the CTC will also host follow-up events and one-on-one training to continue development of competitive funding proposals via the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Additional events include pitch events, one-on-ones, a proposal accelerator, workshops and more.
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To learn more about the CTC and their opportunities click here.
About the Federal and State Technology funding program
FAST seeks to improve outcomes in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs for underserved communities by increasing participation from women-owned, rural-based and socially or economically disadvantaged small businesses.
About Center for Technology Commercialization
The Center for Technology Commercialization is part of the University of Wisconsin System’s Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship. CTC provides one-on-one expert consulting to early-stage emerging technology businesses throughout Wisconsin. CTC has collaborated in acquiring more than $100 million in federal and other funding for clients.