iHUB Fellowship / Mentor Program

Program Information

The Whitewater-University Technology Park and its cornerstone facility-the Innovation Center-serves as the regional nexus for entrepreneurial initiatives and serve as a force to positively impact relevant economic indicators. The Innovation Center is a business incubator designed to leverage the capacity and resources of the community-including the University-to support business growth.

The Innovation HUB (or iHUB) is both a collaborative space located in the Innovation Center and a series of programs designed to accelerate the successful development of entrepreneurial companies (particularly start-ups) through an array of business support resource and services. UWW offer limited funds to support release time and/or stipends and other expenses consistent with iHUB initiatives. The iHUB Grant Program funds two distinct initiatives:

iMentors receive spring or fall course release, overload, or a summer stipend to mentor business and entrepreneurs in the Innovation Center, to supervise student employees providing direct services, or to provide consulting or direct services to Innovation Center tenants, associates, and/or affiliates.

iFellows receive up to $10,000 to develop and/or implement a suitable plan to establish a start-up company or to conduct applied research leading to the development of intellectual property that could be commercialized. There is also support available for faculty/staff conducting market analysis of a business/technology concept.

Deadline and Submission Information

Program Deadline: TBA FOR 2014-2015

NOTE: This program is closed and NOT soliciting applications.  Applicants may contact Laurie Taylor (taylorl@uww.edu, x5289) to be added to our Request Log to receive the new Request for Proposals [RFP] if/when it is released.  Applicants should not develop an application based on the RFP posted on this page—it is provided for informational/historical purposes only.

A hard copy or electronic version of your application should be submitted to Laurie Taylor, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs (taylorl@uww.edu, x5289), by 4:30 pm on the deadline date.