‘First Look Forum’ on university technologies and startups, April 21

Marquette University’s Office of Economic Engagement, the UWM Research Foundation and the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Office of Technology Development will jointly host the “First Look Forum” on Thursday, April 21, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the University Club. 

Innovators will pitch impactful new technologies and startups to a panel of investors and business leaders.

The event will also feature presenters from Marquette.

  • Dr. Sheila Schidler-Ivens, associate professor of physical therapy and founder and CEO of Venus Rehabilitation Technologies, LLC, will present “CUped: A Novel Device to Improve Mobility after Stroke.”
  • Dr. Spencer Sebo, research associate in civil, construction and environmental engineering and CEO of Water Intelligence, LLC, and Dr. Walter McDonald, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering and CIO of Water Intelligence, LLC., and Henry Medeiros, associate professor at the University of Florida and CTO of Water Intelligence, LLC, will present “Machine Learning and Video-Based Sensor to Measure Sewer Flows.”

All are welcome to join. Register now to learn more about what is brewing at the universities, to support our innovators and to network with a mixed audience. 

Get your invention noticed 

Would you like to bring your work to life? Have an idea for an impactful product or service that can benefit society? 

The Office of Economic Engagement helps connect your ideas and inventions with an ecosystem of corporate, entrepreneurial, legal and investment resources to create the partnerships needed to create value and to benefit the public. 

It all begins with your Marquette idea or invention. Contact Kalpa Vithalani, executive director of technology transfer, to discuss your idea at 414-288-0668 or kalpa.vithalani@marquette.edu, to discuss. 

Please tell us about your idea/invention early to allow time to assess options that will allow for optimal intellectual property protection and leverage the commercial potential of your work.