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
When UW–Madison first-year student Matt Burzec was sent to isolation after contracting the COVID-19 virus, he spent most of his free time building his customized shoe business. He won a $1,000 Dream, Big Grant, from …November 4, 2020
An idea developed before the pandemic has turned into software to help restaurants and universities succeed in the COVID age. UW-Madison sophomores Abhijeet Manohar and Sourish Kundu have co-founded a secure menu and ordering platform …October 28, 2020
Yoshihiro Kawaoka is studying COVID-19 at his posts at UW–Madison and the University of Tokyo. When Yoshihiro Kawaoka first came to the United States in the summer of 1983 to work on influenza viruses, the …October 22, 2020
“You can’t stop a Badger.” That’s the blunt message of a new 30-second television commercial that captures the innovation and resilience of the University of Wisconsin–Madison during this pandemic year. It’s set to air during …October 22, 2020
A top UW Health transplant surgeon might as well call Shark Tank. He’s invented something that can safely light up any operation. “You know when we do surgeries we wear a headlight on our heads …October 22, 2020
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