Fall 2020 Opportunities!

HyperX Madison is excited to offer students unique opportunities for community building around the exploration of emerging technologies across industries. Students will have the option to form or join multidisciplinary teams working on sponsored projects or ideas of their own creation. Student teams will work alongside industry mentors as they explore their project and gain hands on experience, industry perspective, and new skills. At the end of the semester HyperX students will have the opportunity to participate in a Virtual Showcase, hosted by Hyper Innovation, highlighting their efforts this fall.

All majors are invited to participate in HyperX, there is still time to join a project!


Heidi Zoerb, Dairy Innovation Hub

The Dairy Innovation Hub challenges students from UW Madison, Platteville and River Falls to participate in a semester-long cohort addressing issues faced by Wisconsin Dairy Farmers. Student teams will compete for cash prizes centered on the three main themes of the Challenge: enhance the shelf-life of Wisconsin dairy products, encourage the consumption of dairy products by Wisconsin students, and utilize IOT and robotic technologies to minimize labor and enhance farm operations. Students will have the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and gain hands-on experience. 

The Dairy Innovation Student Cohort has begun! Student teams will work to develop working business models around their proposals.


Sandra Bradley, Hyper Innovation 

Hyper Innovation, a Madison based innovation agency, invites students interested in exploring use cases for de-identified data and digital health technologies to participate in the Mini Challenge this semester. Participating students will gain knowledge on healthcare AI and predictive analytics, and healthcare data and insights.. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their insights at the end of the semester. Students will have access to healthcare industry providers and experts to guide their exploration. 


Tyler Waite, Holos

 Holos, a Madison-based spatial computing startup, is looking for students who would like to explore novel user interfaces in virtual and augmented reality that are centered around the hands. Students would present their ideas, and, ideally, implementations of new VR/AR user interface elements at the end of the semester. Students can expect to gain hands-on experience and connections within the VR/AR industry, and will get to leave the experience with a solid understanding of the market, the technologies, and the design approaches that we use every day at Holos. 


Kevin Ponto, Virtual Environments Lab 

This web series seeks to answer the question: could the sci-fi technology of the past hold up to our tech capabilities of today? Students interested in video editing, research, scripting, video production, and being ‘on screen’ are invited to participate. Videos will be shared at the end of the semester. 


Bryce Sprecher, Virtual Environments Lab 

Students interested in pursuing their own interests, building a team around an existing idea, or learning more about the applications of an existing technology can DIY their experience with HyperX. Mentors and resources will be available to assist in the hands on learning, and growth and development of existing ideas looking to expand. Student teams will have the opportunity to showcase their work at the end of the semester.

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