Advancements in electric vehicle battery packs, lithium extraction methods and cancer treatment are among the projects funded through the UWM Research Foundation’s Catalyst Grant program this year.

The program, supported by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and Clarios, has awarded a total of $180,000 to promising research and development in areas where UWM has the greatest potential to impact the regional economy through commercialization activities.

Now in its 16th year, the Catalyst Grant program has awarded over $5.76 million in seed funding for 109 projects. These projects have led to 62 issued patents, 30 license/option agreements and more than $36.5 million in follow-on investments in UWM technologies.

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