D2P Igniter Fall Course – Application due Sep 19

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D2P Igniter Fall Course – Application due Sep 19

September 19


D2P Igniter is for teams further along in their journey who are ready to turn their research, technology, or idea into a product, service, or process that benefits society. Over the course of fourteen weeks, teams take part in iterative learning as they use the Business Model Canvas framework to develop and validate a plan for the infrastructure, finances, and operational aspects of how they will deliver their innovation to the world.

Like I2M, Igniter is driven by interviews with real customers and partners. If you haven’t yet spent time on customer interviews to refine product-market fit for your innovation, you may want to consider attending our Innovation to Market (I2M) program first. During Igniter, teams will answer important questions that help shape the development of a sustainable business model to implement the innovation. What resources are needed to create your product or service and how will you acquire them? How will your solution get distributed to the people that need it? How do you communicate effectively about your idea to catalyze support and engagement? How will you be funded and how will you grow? The Igniter program provides the tools to navigate these questions and chart the best course for success. The Igniter course consists of 14 weeks of instruction, spanning fall and spring semesters with a break in between.

Igniter teams may be eligible for $5,000 in funding for use, in consultation with D2P staff, to help each team advance toward its goals.

All D2P programs are free and open to UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students, and employees of UW–Madison affiliate organizations.


Dates: Oct. 4- Apr. 18 (spans fall and spring semester with break)

Course includes 14 weeks of instruction, spanning fall and spring semesters with a break in between. Delivery is a blend of live classroom sessions and asynchronous learning. Reserve Tuesdays from 9-11 am, on the following dates, to dedicate to coursework.

Applications due: September 19, 2022 at 9 am

Please Note: Fall 2022 instruction will be virtual until further notice. If you have questions or concerns, we encourage you to reach out to discuss your concerns and/or circumstances.

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