Using technologies from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and U.S. Agricultural Research Services, students at UW-Oshkosh will unveil their business plans for commercializing those federal technologies Dec. 13 at the UW-Oshkosh Tech Showcase, to be held as a meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network’s Northeast chapter.
The event will be held at Sage Hall 1216, 845 High Ave., on the UW-Oshkosh campus. Registration and networking begin at 5:00p.m. The cost is $20 for general admission; $10 for WIN members and BPC participants and is included with WIN corporate memberships and students. Registration includes beverages and appetizers.
The UW-Oshkosh students participating in the tech showcase are a part of the Business 477 Intellectual Properties Capstone consulting course instructed by Michael Tippins. The business plans will be narrowed to several finalists who will present at the meeting. The showcase goal is to support technology transfer and allow students to gain commercialization tools. Intellectual property cases from NASA and ARS have been instrumental in teaching this application.
The tech showcase will include investors from the region’s two angel funds, Angels on the Water and The NEW Capital Fund, who will offer comments on the student business plans.
“Students on the Oshkosh campus and across Wisconsin are becoming more entrepreneurial and developing innovative products,” said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. “We’re pleased they’re developing technologies from federal labs with company creation and commercial products in mind.”
WIN is the membership arm of the Tech Council, the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and the Legislature. It has chapters in Milwaukee, Madison, Northeast Wisconsin, Central Wisconsin, the Lake Superior region and Western Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Security Research Consortium, a Tech Council affiliate, is a partner in this event. Frist Business Bank, UW-Oshkosh College of Business and Chamco are sponsors.