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Thirty-one companies and nonprofit organizations have been selected as finalists for the 2019 Wisconsin Innovation Awards. In total, over 400 businesses, products and services from around the state were nominated. The finalists were determined by a panel of 21 statewide industry experts, with winners to...

Four promising young University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have been named winners of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Since 1996, the awards have honored outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent research careers who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. PECASE...

The University of Wisconsin System empowers innovation in all corners of the state. In the last five years, the UW System’s network of Small Business Development Centers helped companies obtain $405.7 million in loans and investment, supported 66,737 jobs, and helped launch 1,225 new businesses. “We...

TOM STILL | Wisconsin Technology Council president If there’s a tangible sign of confidence in the opening of Exact Sciences Discovery Campus on Madison’s West Side, it’s the fact that a nearby parking ramp with spaces for 970 employees at any one time is also ready...

Exact Sciences, one of Madison’s most conspicuous biotechnology companies, has expanded its local footprint with a new facility on Madison’s south side. The molecular diagnostics company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday afternoon for the new laboratory space at 650 Forward Drive, which will be used...

MADISON – The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) is offering a matching grant of up to $100,000 to provide additional assistance to companies in the process of completing a project in the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. This...

When Bob Hougard embarks on a construction project, he thinks about more than the concrete, steel and stone that goes into it. Hougard, who leads J.H. Findorff & Son’s science and technology team, builds projects for clients who are developing products at the forefront of medicine...

A Stoughton-based “voice assistant” platform that provides hands-free documentation to child care centers took home the grand prize in the 17th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Patricia Wooldridge, Brent Brenner and others created GrowthChart Records to dramatically cut time and effort devoted to record-keeping by childcare providers,...

A survey of the world’s top universities placed the University of Wisconsin–Madison as the seventh-greatest source of U.S. patents. The ranking, by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association, attests to UW–Madison’s continued success in the granting of “utility” patents for inventions...