The School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS) has partnered with the College of Engineering and College of Letters & Science to establish the Technology Entrepreneurship Office (TEO). Focused on STEM-based innovation, TEO will advance the speed and frequency at which UW research is translated into usable technology. The office provides support to any UW–Madison faculty, staff or student for throughout the entire lifecycle of tech transfer, from discovery of an innovation to launch and growth of a company.
Bonnie Bachman, an economics professor with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship from Missouri University of Science and Technology, is the inaugural director. In addition to her role as a faculty member, Bachman directed the Missouri University of Science and Technology’s National Science Foundation I-Corps Site Program, an effort that enhanced existing innovation and entrepreneurship programs at the university and expanded participation in its tech-transfer programs. Bachman’s leadership experience also includes corporate entrepreneurship and she has led research and development departments for several Fortune 100 and 500 firms.