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29 Articles in "UW-Whitewater"

Mar 31, 2017

Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament gives student entrepreneurs opportunity to win up to $54,000 for their business ideas

This year, WiSys Technology Foundation partnered with the UW-Extension to expand and enhance the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament (WBIT), a UW System student entrepreneurship competition where the winner goes on to compete on an international stage. The competition will be held April 22 at the Discovery Building in Madison and is open to the public.

Jan 3, 2017

WiSys Innovators launch crowdfunding efforts to supply pain-free wheelchairs to veterans

Husband and wife team Jim and Teresa Maerzke recently launched a special campaign aimed at providing injured veterans with their technology for a new, "pain-free" wheelchair.

Oct 24, 2016

WiSys 2015-16 Annual Report

WiSys saw a record number- 61- of disclosures from UW System innovators last fiscal year. We also rounded out our Regional Associate team, with offices on each of the 11 regional comprehensive campuses, allowing us to focus even more on campus involvement through competitions, workshops and forums. You can read all about our outstanding year in WiSys' 2015-16 Annual Report.

Oct 24, 2016

UW System funds 12 faculty projects through Applied Research grant programs

Every year, WiSys collaborates with UW System Administration to offer three faculty grant programs: the Applied Research Grant (ARG), Applied Research-WiSys Technology Grant (AR-WiTAG) and Prototype Development Fund (PDF). This year, 12 projects were funded, totaling more than $515,000.

Oct 24, 2016

WiSys partners with UW-Extension to grow Big Idea Tournament

WiSys Technology Foundation has partnered with the UW-Extension to expand and enhance the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament, a UW System undergraduate entrepreneurship competition.

Oct 24, 2016

WiSys Regional Associate Update

WiSys launched its Regional Associate program in October 2014. Now, two years later and with a complete team of Regional Associates, the program is showing a profound impact on WiSys' activity.

Sep 30, 2016

UW-Whitewater student partners with international company after pitch competition

Sam Lukach, a UW-Whitewater student who designed space-saving TV mounts, won third place at last year's U.Pitch Showcase and Competition, but recently received a much greater prize: an international partner.

Aug 19, 2016

WiSys Ambassador program grows to 21 ambassadors across 10 comprehensive campuses

The newest class of WiSys Ambassadors, a record-setting 22 students, will work throughout the year to enhance WiSys’ connections with the research community on 10 of the regional comprehensive UW System campuses.