Technology Transfer

Innovation is a cornerstone in the foundation of the region's future.  To compete globally, the Milwaukee region must identify new technologies and ideas with commercial value and facilitate investment in new ventures.  Through the Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation (CATI), and the Biomedical Technology Alliance, we can stimulate entrepreneurship and fund new companies.  We are collaborating with our local research universities, like UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside, Marquette, Milwaukee School of Engineering and the Medical College of Wisconsin, to increase the amount of funded research for technology transfer, business starts and patents.

For a copy of the Biotechnology Alliance’s white paper on the Innovation Economy click the links below:

Metro Milwaukee Innovation Strategy 2-10-06 Part 1.pdf
Metro Milwaukee Innovation Strategy 2-10-06 Part 2.pdf

Research Growth

Metro Milwaukee research institutions currently attract approximately

$150 million

a year in research funding.