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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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Competition attracts future grants, jump starts research and student careers

UW–Madison faculty and staff recipients of Fall Research Competition awards say they are thankful for the funding to help them acquire the resources they need to engage in their research. But perhaps most important, they say, is the student support they are able to provide thanks to the funding. Funding for this research competition, provided by the […]

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The pressure is on for five startups chosen for this year’s Pressure Chamber

Five local startups are headed for the Pressure Chamber, a pitch contest held by the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. The competitors are: AmebaGone, with a new type of bacteria-fighting technology, for use in plants, animals and people. Breathe for Change, wellness training for teachers. DataChat, analyzes data using artificial intelligence. GymDandy, schedules sports activity […]

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UW STUDY: INHERITED BRAIN PATHWAY UNDERLIES THE RISK FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

In studies of young rhesus monkeys, researchers from the University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry have discovered brain pathways that underlie children’s vulnerability to develop anxiety and depression later in life. Importantly, the researchers from the UW HealthEmotions Research Institute determined that young monkeys inherit one of the pathways critical to early life anxious temperament. The […]

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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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