First Look Forum

The UWMRF, Medical College of Wisconsin, and Marquette University are once again holding the annual First Look Forum event in person! The event showcases the innovative researchers and technologies of our region to provide an opportunity for business leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs to participate in helping guide these technologies to the marketplace.

What exciting, new technologies are brewing in Milwaukee?

Our featured speakers will share their exciting technologies providing solutions to these unmet needs.

First Look Forum 2022 will be held on April 21st at 4pm at the University Club of Milwaukee!

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Program Schedule 2022

Featured Speakers 2022

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  1. Ching-Hong Yang. T3’s nearing the finish line to replace conventional treatments in agriculture with novel natural products
  2. Ionel Popa. Redesigning antibody purification
  3. Sandeep Gopalakrishnan. MegaPerceptron: Wound Care in the Cloud

Medical College of Wisconsin

  1. Rachel S. Morris. Development and Implementation of a Mobile Application to Optimize Trauma Triage
  2. Pradeep Chaluvally-Raghavan. Novel Therapeutic for Ovarian Cancer

Marquette University

  1. Venus Rehabilitation Technologies, LLC. Sheila Schindler-Ivens. A Novel Device to Improve Mobility after Stroke.
  2. Walter McDonald, Henry Medeiros, Spencer Sebo. Machine Learning and Video-Based Sensor for Measuring Sewer Flows

The 2021 First Look Forum was held on April 21st via zoom. Program and video below.

Featured Speakers from 2021


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
•Kyle Jansson: Dust collection during CNC routing
•Shangping Xu & Yin Wang: The development of novel ceramic filters for the production of safe drinking water
Xingkang Huang: Water filtration system for heavy metal ions with zero waste water

Medical College of Wisconsin
•Amit Joshi & Joseph Kerschner: Novel non-invasive therapies for treating ear infections
•Nicole Lohr & Michael Salinger: Light therapy device for the prevention of reperfusion injury in heart disease

Marquette University
•Paige Peters: Rapid Radicals Technology: Advanced wastewater treatment for elimination of sewer overflows and basement backups

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