MADISON – Seventeen companies from the Upper Midwest have been selected to present science and technology-based products and research Sept. 19 in Milwaukee, Wis., during the seventh annual “Resource Rendezvous.” 


The conference helps companies learn how to increase their chances of receiving federal grants or research agreements with defense contractors. Produced by the Wisconsin Security Research Consortium and the Wisconsin Technology Council, the event will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Union Ballroom on the UW-Milwaukee campus. 


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Selected by conference organizers to present during the “Quad Pitch” presentation segment of the conference were: 


Advanced Cooling Therapy – This Chicago, Illinois-based company has developed a patented esophageal heat transfer device to safely and efficiently control patient temperatures. The Esophageal Cooling Device would improve battlefield access to therapeutic hypothermia and subsequent rewarming. 


Advanced Hydrostatic Powertrain – This Elm Grove company has developed an advanced hydrostatic powertrain with energy storage that drastically reduces weight, size, cost and fuel consumption, while increasing the performance. The inherent and new technical features of the drive system produce simplified vehicle concepts not achievable with current methods. 


C-Motive Technologies – This Madison company has developed a capacitive, all-aluminum motor for use in wind turbines, transportation, marine propulsion, hydraulic motors, valves and actuators. Compared to an electromagnetic motor, the capacitive motor is lighter and more energy efficient, with a reduced system cost. 


EasyG – This Beverly Hills, Michigan-based company has developed a dual sensor ECG technology that can quickly diagnose patients in a variety of situations with the use of speedy, convenient application. The EasyG will house both contact and non-contact sensors in one device, allowing emergency responders to quickly diagnose patients no matter the place, situation, or ailment. 


Echometrix – This Madison company has developed technology to quantify soft tissue injuries for better diagnosis and rehabilitation. Use of Echometrix enhanced ultrasound diagnostics will enable improved training by precise and easy monitoring; lower cost, portable diagnosis of injury; injury-appropriate rehab regimens for faster healing; and objective monitoring of tissue function during rehab. 


Ictect – This Kenosha company’s core technology can be applied to unstructured information management for the purpose of better storage, dissemination, creation and cost reduction. Applicable to anyone dealing with large amounts of content, such as training manuals, publications and contracts, this greatly reduces the time needed to create, format, distribute and check any content being created. 


Ingeneus LLC – This Milwaukee company aims to reduce the expense of genetic analysis by developing a next generation genetic toolkit for an emerging genetic sequencing industry. They are proposing an in-depth genomic analysis of hypertension that will create robust gene analytics techniques, as well as contribute to hypertension research. 


Intelligent Composites – This Milwaukee company, a third place category winner of the 2013 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest, has developed intelligent composites for the auto and truck component market. These self-lubricating composites will reduce truck compressor weight, reduce fuel costs, reduce oil use and increase the interval between maintenance. 


Isomark –This Madison company has developed technology that measures changes in carbon isotopes in exhaled CO2, or the breath delta value. This biomarker can detect infection within two hours after onset, up to 48 hours before current methods, allowing for early identification and treatment.  


Kelly Research Corp. – This Waukesha company’s SuperFence is a perimeter management and security monitoring solution for centers of communications, transportation, water treatment, electricity transmission, etc. The system uses patented new technology to significantly increase intrusion detection reliability, eliminating false alarms and the need for sensor maintenance. 


Livingston Products – This Buffalo Grove, Illinois-based company had developed a heat powered liquid cooling system that allows computers and heat generating components to operate at higher speeds and higher charging rates, while reducing system heat to safe operating levels. The heat bridge is powered by waste heat alone. 


Lucigen Corp. – This Middleton company is developing a smart phone biothreat analyzer that uses isothermal nucleic acid amplification reagents to provide instant biosecurity threat analysis for first responders. Benefits of the technology include a faster response, a reduced threat to public health, no equipment necessary and minimal hands-on training. 


Matrix Product Development – This Sun Prairie company is developing technology, Dash 7, that allows battery-operated tags to talk directly to other battery-operated tags in a low-power fashion by using ad-hoc time synchronization. This would result in more efficient and secure operations for hazardous material tracking and sensor networks. 


Phoenix Nuclear Labs – This Monona Company is developing a neutron accelerator technology that can be used for the detection of IEDs, as well as none destructive testing of high value parts such as turbine blades and munitions.  


Quality Medical Management – This Marinette company is developing an interactive symptom engagement system to gather and measure patients’ symptoms and services. This technology provides an opportunity for data enhancing healthcare collaboration, evaluation of performance and reduction in the armed services’ costs of caring for chronic illnesses. 


SimuData – This Madison company has the first software devoted to predictive analytics for simulation data with a market size of $20 billion per year. The technology reduces simulation time by 50 percent to 70 percent offering a stand-alone version for end-users and plug-in version for simulation tools developers. 


SOLOMO – This Madison company has developed a technology enhances a customer experienced by combining their social experience to their location and delivering information to their mobile device.  This enhances the customer’s shopping experience by delivering personalized offers and content to the customer’s mobile device.  Store owners can collect insights to improve customer service.  The system protects customer privacy during data gather.  


UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Michael Lovell will welcome attendees and kickoff the conference. A luncheon panel, featuring Richard Deschauer of DRS Power & Control Technologies and Alan Perlstein of the Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium, will address the hurdles faced by companies seeking military contracts and the outlook for available funding in the near future. 


Additional speakers include:  

–       Bruce Beihoff, director of innovation technology at the Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium 

–       Chris D’Agostino, executive vice president and chief technology officer at Altamira Technologies Corp.  

–       Dr. Robert Drury, health and behavioral coordinator at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital  

–       Brian Sisk, director of controls and modeling for Johnson Controls Power Solutions  

–       Kevin Vernagus, manager of business development and technology collaboration for the General Dynamics Land Systems Maneuver Collaboration Center  

–       Alan Rudie, supervisory research chemist at the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory 

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