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Carts in the Park to return April 16

The weather’s FINALLY getting warmer, so that means the triumphant return of Carts in the Park! The season kicks off next Wednesday, April 16. We’re looking to expand Carts in the Park to multiple days (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays) and multiple locations (adding Science Drive back in to the mix), but, for now, we’ll start with […]

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URP hosts successful Startup Weekend

URP was pleased to host a successful Startup Weekend April 4 – 6. Madison’s third annual Startup Weekend event assembled entrepreneurial minds from southern Wisconsin and beyond to collaborate on innovative projects and potentially form startup companies.Read more

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UW ‘ideas factory’ looks to turn research into economic growth

When Rebecca Blank arrived at the University of Wisconsin-Madison last summer, she became chancellor of one of the largest academic research universities in the world, but one that has an uneven track record for commercializing that work. UW-Madison had nearly $1.2 billion in research spending yet launched only four start-ups in 2012, according to the […]

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A business incubator that is “changing the world”

Business incubators–more than 300 in the U.S., many attached to universities–are increasingly drawing intellectual capital from around the world. With the help of CB Insights, a Manhattan firm that tracks private-company funding trends, University Research Park and the MG&E Innovation Center were cited by Forbes Magazine as among the top breeding grounds for compelling innovation. […]

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