Forward BIO Institute

The Forward BIO Institute supports transformative research and development, promotes workforce development, and fosters public-private partnership establishment in the emerging area of biomanufacturing: the advanced manufacturing of therapeutic medical devices, cells, tissues or pharmaceuticals.

About

The Forward BIO Institute supports transformative research and development, promotes workforce development, and fosters public-private partnership establishment in the emerging area of biomanufacturing: the advanced manufacturing of therapeutic medical devices, cells, tissues or pharmaceuticals. Based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Institute engages with research institutions throughout the Midwest, as well as companies at all stages of growth through our industry consortium.

  • In addition to catalyzing innovation in biomanufacturing research, we work to catapult groundbreaking technologies out of universities and into the private sector though a series of supportive initiatives.
  • The Forward BIO Institute is also dedicated to training the next generation of biomanufacturing industry leaders by establishing innovative educational programs that teach both biomanufacturing and relevant business concepts.
  • The Institute’s third focus area is establishment of robust and effective public-private partnerships which seek to find innovative solutions for critical global biomanufacturing challenges.

Along with our partners, we are creating a Wisconsin innovation ecosystem that connects scientific thought leaders in the public sector with entrepreneurs, investors, and technology development experts in the private sector, thereby enhancing the likelihood that transformative research discoveries will leave the laboratory and positively impact society.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Feasibility Studies

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Grant Funding

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Workforce Training
  • Employee Development
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Training
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Placement
  • Internship Program

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Life Sciences Development
  • Science/Bioscience Seminars
  • Commercialization

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General
  • Industry Specific
  • Geographically Based

Product Development

  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • R&D Support

Regulatory Compliance

  • International Regulatory Compliance

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
Primary Contact
Cathy Rasmussen
Address
M1050D Engineering Centers Building
1550 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706