About the UWM Research Foundation
Board of Directors
The UWM Research Foundation Board of Directors brings a complementary mix of experience from for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, includes expertise in research management and venture capital investing, and is being expanded to engage representatives from key industry segments.
Brian Thompson, President of the UWM Research Foundation, joined the UWM Foundation in 2006 to broaden the Foundation's role in support of research and innovation and to help launch the UWM Research Foundation. Dr. Jessica Silvaggi, the UWM Research Foundation's Licensing Manager, joined the UWMRF in the fall of 2009 as the Technology Licensing Associate. In this position she established the marketing program for the UWMRF patent portfolio leading to the execution of several license agreements, option agreements, material transfer agreements, and sponsored research agreements.
The UWM Research Foundation was launched in 2006 to complement the UWM Foundation and support research and innovation at UWM. The UWM Research Foundation is an independent non-profit corporation that exists thanks to the support of business and community partners in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.