As campus leadership monitors and responds to the spread of COVID-19, daily life has been disrupted for most of our community, but brilliant minds never stop innovating. To help fuel the creativity and resilience of campus innovators and entrepreneurs during this challenging time, we’re highlighting how faculty, staff, students, and alumni are helping address COVID-19, sharing web-based learning and mentoring for campus innovators, and providing information on financial resources for researchers, startups, small businesses, and job seekers.
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COVID Resources for Campus Innovators
Most training programs now offer an online option, and we also list on-demand learning for innovators.
Information on COVID research funding, small business relief, and other economic support for startups and job seekers.
Latest news: how campus innovators are responding to COVID
Louis Pasteur pioneered the rabies vaccine, and Jonas Salk the polio vaccine. By contrast, conquering coronavirus has been a team effort. UW–Madison faculty, staff, and alumni are playing a part, and not just in the …September 3, 2020
In early Spring of 2020, the phone calls and emails started streaming in to the mechanical engineering department of the University of Wisconsin – Madison: “We don’t have enough ventilators, can you design something else?” …August 21, 2020
Waisman Biomanufacturing at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is partnering with Heat Biologics to produce a COVID-19 vaccine for phase 1 and phase 2 clinical trials. Phase 1 trials could begin in early 2021 and UW–Madison …August 3, 2020
With support from the UW-Madison International Projects Office, graduate student Rebecca Alcock is playing a leading role in a large-scale, United Nations-backed effort to mobilize production of personal protective equipment (PPE) and more in developing …July 30, 2020
In the latest episode of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s Focus Forward podcast, Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes speaks with Aaron Olver, managing director of University Research Park. They discuss the state’s technology ecosystem and …July 16, 2020
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