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UW System empowers small business innovation

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 create supportive environments for local businesses where innovation and […]

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2019 WI Portfolio

More than $280 million was raised by the state’s early stage companies in 2018, a record for any one year in Wisconsin

The latest edition of “The Wisconsin Portfolio” shows more than $280 million was raised by the state’s early stage companies in 2018, a record for any one year in Wisconsin. The report by the Wisconsin Technology Council and its Tech Council Investor Networks showed 121 early stage deals – down from 127 in 2017 – […]

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Exact Sciences unveils new 695,000-square-foot lab facility on south side

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 to process millions of the company’s flagship colorectal cancer […]

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SBIR Advance opens 14th round of funding for high-tech small businesses

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 is the 14th round of SBIR Advance funding dedicated […]

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GoDx “Rapid Point-of-Need DNA Detection” Awarded 2019 TechConnect National Innovation Award

GoDx, a URP tenant announced their selection as a 2019 TechConnect National Innovation Awardee. Their technology will be featured at the 2019 TechConnect World Conference June 17-19, in Boston, MA, US. The annual TechConnect Innovation Awards select leading early-stage innovations from around the world through an industry-review process of the top 15% of annually submitted […]

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Findorff delivers cutting-edge building for biotechnology firm Illumina

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 and science. And these facilities are often a crucial […]

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Tech platform that cuts record-keeping time in childcare wins 2019 Business Plan Contest

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, this increasing time devoted to actual care. Brenner presented […]

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UW–Madison and WARF again rank high in patents

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 in a broad range of fields, says Norman Drinkwater, interim […]

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