Small business grants fund innovative Madison companies

Several Madison businesses have won grants of $100,000 each to support innovation and commercialization. The grants are awarded through a partnership between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Technology Commercialization. Besides the funding, the companies will be eligible for training, business-plan reviews, and other consulting from the UW Center for Technology Commercialization.

The companies are:

  • AmebaGone, Inc., for its work to destroy bacterial infections in people and agriculture.
  • Imbed Biosciences, for its treatments for burns, ulcers, gastrointestinal defects, and soft-tissue repair.
  • NCD Technologies, for its diamond coatings for machine parts and tools.
  • Stem Pharm, for its development of biomaterials for cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and drug discovery.
  • Filament Games, for a virtual robotics sandbox game that teaches kids about engineering.