We Help Bring Client Ideas to Market
The Center for Technology Commercialization is Wisconsin’s no-cost resource to guide you through the complex and exciting journey of bringing your technology from idea to market. The journey includes helping you connect to funding and guidance from experienced business leaders.
CTC Provides Assistance Every Step of the Way
The first step in our process is to evaluate where you are right now and to make sure you meet the initial requirements for SBIR/STTR or Ideadvance funding. If you meet the requirements, you’re ready for the next step, contacting us with a formal request for a meeting to finish evaluation.
Planning for funding
To increase your chances of success, we help you consider the impact of your business model and your funding strategy at the earliest stages of your business. During the planning phase, we help you assess fit and identify next steps for your idea either for state Ideadvance or federal SBIR/STTR programs of specific funding agencies (they differ from each other).
Apply for Funding
Time to Apply! Your Service Provider and our consultant will work with you extensively on reviewing your drafts and providing helpful comments. It is critical to have as many eyes on your work as possible since more reviewers are likely to catch errors or omissions. Assistance is crucial at this stage, even if you have already received funding for your work.
We are with you every step of the way on your journey. After initial funding our consultants are here to assist your high-tech small business journey.
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Starting and running a business is a constant learning experience in which entrepreneurs must seek out the skills they need to excel in the high-tech small business environment. CTC provides an array of such events year round, across Wisconsin.
CTC is a proud part of the UW System Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship. The Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship strives to help any business at any stage of development through our five distinct program units and array of experienced business consultants and programs.See Our Impact
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