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$100 million Foxconn gift launches major new partnership with UW–Madison

Agreement signed to establish Foxconn Institute for Research in Science and Technology and to pursue further collaboration in research, education and scientific outreach Foxconn Technology Group and its Chairman and Founder, Terry Gou, today announced plans to invest $100 million in engineering and innovation research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, while also creating the framework […]

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Merlin Mentors

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD FOR WISCONSIN STARTUPS

When Randy Nagy first envisioned a device to modernize the transport and protection of DNA samples, he already had more than two decades of experience in various aspects of DNA forensics. Amid the mushrooming legal and scientific interest in DNA analysis, Nagy obtained a patent on his SwabSaver, and formed Fast Forward Forensics. Then Nagy […]

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WTC WHITE PAPERS

Tech Council recommends policy changes in white papers report

The Wisconsin Technology Council is recommending a host of policy changes in this year’s white papers report, including a new tax credit to incent employers to invest in their own workers. Some previous recommendations have recently been passed into law, including the expansion of the state’s investment tax credits law and the elimination of a […]

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UW System contributes $24 billion to the state’s economy each year

New study shows UW System offers a $23 return on every dollar invested by the state

MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System contributes $24 billion to the state’s economy each year, which is a 23-fold return on Wisconsin’s investment in the university, according to a new study. “We are grateful for the significant, long-term investment in the UW System made by the State of Wisconsin, helping to make it one […]

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Exact Sciences Groundbreaking

EXACT SCIENCES GROUNDBREAKING AT UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PARK PAVES PATH TO 21ST CENTURY RESEARCH LANDSCAPE

Today’s groundbreaking of a 130,000 square-foot, five-story headquarters for Exact Sciences at University Research Park (URP) is further evidence of the cancer detection business’s commitment to Madison. But the building’s placement also shows that the Park is determined to adapt to an era when high-technology workers show an increasing interest in denser, more urban surroundings. […]

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BADGERLOOP

Strong showing from Badgerloop at SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

HAWTHORNE, Calif. – Engineers, investors and innovators from around the globe gathered in the Southern California desert on July 22 to test their prototypes for an ultrafast subterranean transportation concept at the 2018 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. The private space exploration company SpaceX founded the annual hyperloop pod contest in 2015. Competition was fierce this […]

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Tech talent soars in Madison, report says

Madison’s tech momentum is on the rise. The Madison area is ranked third — tied with Orange County, California — on a list of 50 metropolitan areas in North America included in the Scoring Tech Talent Report issued by CBRE, a major commercial real estate services and investment firm based in Los Angeles. The report […]

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