Eleven small businesses in Wisconsin, including two from Milwaukee, will receive a total of up to $900,000 to commercialize their innovations as part of the state’s SBIR Advance program, according to a Tuesday news release.

Milwaukee-based Rapid Radicals Technology, a wastewater treatment firm that developed a system to prevent sewer overflows during storms and also won the 2022 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest last week, and Ubitrix International, a company that created a framework to analyze mobile health care applications for security weaknesses, were among the recipients.

The program matches grants to companies that are completing a project in the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

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