In collaboration with Wisconsin industry, UWEBI addresses strategic research and industry outreach projects.

A Healthcare Collaborative Project: RFID in Transfusion Medicine Supply Chain

  • Funded by the National Institutes of Health
  • Scope centered on RFID tracking of end-to-end industry processes — from donation to patient transfusion.
  • Participants included three independent blood centers, two US hospitals and 14 industry and academic supporters.
  • Aims included improving patient safety, reducing wasted time and products, and improving efficiency across the entire supply chain.
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A Healthcare Collaborative Project: Mobile Asset Tracking

  • Scope centered on key assets for patient-care services, including capital-intense mobile equipment, critical-care mobile devices and a preliminary assessment of extending use to surgical instruments.
  • Participants included three US hospitals and one academic supporter.
  • Aims included reducing capital investment, improving caregiver service, and reducing equipment losses and regulatory non-compliance risk.
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A National Science Foundation Partnership for Innovation Project in Wisconsin’s Packaging and Printing Industry Cluster

NSF award abstract for project »

This project was focused on developing new packaging and printing products and processes that have superior physical, biological, chemical and smart-sensing characteristics, making it possible to transform supply chain processes to increase economic potential for commercialization and understanding of necessary changes in the industry. Together, these advances posed high barriers for foreign competition and enabled the creation of high-paying jobs in Wisconsin.

The project team focused its efforts in three areas:
  • Polymer/Inorganic Oxide Coatings for Improved Packaging Functionality
  • Printable Power Systems for Sensing and Auto-ID in Packaging
  • Sustainable Packaging, Printing and Plant Operations
This research was funded with a $612,000 grant over a two-year period from the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Raj VeeramaniFor more information on the UW E-Business Institute, contact Dr. Raj Veeramani at 608-262-0861 or raj.veeramani@wisc.edu.

Distinguished Fellow Award

The Distinguished Fellow Award is presented to visionaries who have led significant achievements and advancements in IT and e-business. Past Distinguished Fellows (as well as their titles at the time of receiving the award) are:

T.K. Rengarajan
T.K. Rengarajan
Corporate Vice President, AI and Research, Microsoft
Davor Grgic
Davor Grgic
Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Sustainability, Kohler Co.
Krista Berry
Krista Berry
Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, Kohl's Department Stores
Julie Bauer
Julie Bauer
President, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Tom Kalinske
Tom Kalinske
Vice Chairman, LeapFrog and Executive Chairman, Global Education Learning
Erica Gruen
Erica Gruen
Former CEO, The Food Network  and foodnetwork.com
Peter Sachse
Peter Sachse
CEO, Macys.com and CMO, Macy's
Marissa Mayer
Marissa Mayer
Vice President Search, Google
Pavan Nigam
Pavan Nigam
Co-Founder, Healtheon/WebMD
Dale Nitschke
Dale Nitschke
President, Target.com
John Morgridge
John Morgridge
Chairman, Cisco Systems
Matt Korn
Matt Korn
Executive Vice President, AOL
Jerry Shereshewsky
Jerry Shereshewsky
Ambassador Plenipotentiary
Katherine Hudson
Katherine Hudson
Chairman, Brady Corporation
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