Here’s an idea: Check out Ideadvance

There was significant publicity earlier this month with announcement of the new Ideadvance seed fund for UW System ideas that could lead to commercialization. Well, checking back a little later, we found the website is up, running and soliciting ideas from UW System faculty, students and staff at There is also a “New Idea Concierge” service that comes if you email for help in navigating the application process.