Seven receive grants to commercialize innovations

Freeman Staff

Sept. 25, 2014

MADISON The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the UW-Extension Center for Technology Commercialization announced Thursday seven Wisconsin small high-tech businesses will be receiving $75,000 grants to commercialize their innovations.

Grant recipients include V-Glass, Milwaukee; Fiberstar Bio-Ingredient Technologies, Eau Claire; Medical Cyberworlds, Verona; and four Madison companies: C-Motive, Isthmus Bio, Nutrient Recovery and Upcycling, and Pan Genome Systems.

The companies are already receiving federal grants aimed at stimulating innovation, but the money from those grants cannot be used for certain activities, including patent work and customer validation. The Small Business Innovation Research Advance grants the companies are receiving is meant to help in those areas.