D2P, located within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, supports and mentors faculty, staff and student innovators and entrepreneurs on campus who are interested in moving their technology and innovations to the marketplace. D2P, located at 1403 University Ave., fosters collaborations between UW-Madison, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and other partners off and on campus, and has been integral in launching successful start-ups ranging from cell phone apps to 3D printing companies.

“There is no shortage of innovative ideas at UW-Madison, but the playbook for commercialization success of those ideas isn’t always straightforward,” explains Richards. “D2P, with the expertise of its mentors and its connections across campus and in the community, is in a great position to help innovators at UW-Madison navigate a course, take calculated risks and ultimately fulfill their dreams.” Read the full release here.