UW–Madison research sparks spinoffs and startups in Wisconsin


Explore this collection of stories taking a closer look at the startups and spinoffs growing Wisconsin’s economy.
See how the research enterprise at UW-Madison helped spark these emerging companies.


Gloved hands manipulate a skinlike material in a labratory setting

Made-in-Madison skin replacement starts final clinical trial for burn victims

Stratatech, a UW-Madison spinoff, aims to prove to the Food and Drug Administration that its material, called StrataGraft, is safe and effective for treating severe burns. More.




UW-Madison spinoff helps libraries help local musicians

Rabble LLC, a Madison startup with UW–Madison roots, offers software to libraries that presents the sound of local musicians in an easy-to-access format.



UW-Madison spinoff bundles nutrition and companionship for seniors

The idea was sparked from an entrepreneurial class at UW-Madison the company concept was a part of the Burrill Business Plan Competition. A the heart of the company is companionship, which is as much a part of the attraction as the food, says co-founder Nathan Allman. Some of these relationships last for years.



Marriage made in heaven: Digital inhaler add-on offers slick aid to asthma care

UW-Madison startup, Propeller Health makes an add-on device for inhalers that communicates with a smartphone that records the use of routine preventative medicines and “rescue” medications intended to open constricted airways.