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UW-Renewable

Study: transition to renewable energy could create 162,000 jobs in Wisconsin

Moving away from fossil fuels could create thousands of jobs, improve public health, and increase overall economic activity by nearly $14 billion in Wisconsin, according to a new study. Despite providing the frac sand used to extract oil and natural gas, Wisconsin has no significant fossil fuel deposits to exploit and generates three-quarters of its […]

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Thomas “Rock” Mackie

UW Health: Mackie brings expansive entrepreneurial talent to lead new innovation initiative

UW Health has selected Thomas “Rock” Mackie to be the inaugural leader of the health system’s innovation initiative, which it is pursuing in partnership with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Mackie, who was also named chief innovation officer at UW Health, is a well-known member of Madison’s biotechnology sector as a researcher, […]

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Researchers invent new method to create hybrid yeast strains

UW-Madison researchers have developed a new method for creating hybrid yeast strains for use in commercial fermentation and brewing. An info sheet from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation shows interspecies yeast hybrids are needed to produce certain fermented beverages. For example, the globally popular lager beer is made with hybrids of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces […]

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SmartCities SmartFuture

“Smart City” awards recognize 14 UW-Madison students in first stage

When Foxconn Technology Group announced the 88 first round winners of its “Smart Cities—Smart Futures” competition on Dec. 14, 14 of them were UW–Madison students. The competition encourages the sharing of fresh ideas and unconventional thinking for the benefit of Wisconsin, and was open to students, faculty, and staff at all University of Wisconsin campuses, […]

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Energy Balance

ISOMARK: SmartBurn using human breath as a sign of athletic performance

When one releases a breath, not much thought is given to the information being whisked away. With that rhythmic breath, an individual is exhaling a map to a healthier lifestyle — something to be navigated by entrepreneur Joe Kremer. SmartBurn is a patent-pending technology that identifies if an individual’s metabolism results in weight gain or […]

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EAT STREET

EatStreet snaps up campus award for entrepreneurship

The founders of EatStreet, a national food ordering and delivery company, were honored Nov. 14 with the UW–Madison 2018 Entrepreneurial Achievement Award. EatStreet is rooted in Madison, where in 2010 three UW–Madison undergraduates grew frustrated with a clunky restaurant takeout ordering process. In response, Matt Howard, Eric Martell and Alex Wyler “cooked up” an improved, online ordering […]

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UW–Madison retains research ranking

The National Science Foundation on Nov. 20 released its 2017 Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey data, showing that UW–Madison placed 6th in its rankings. In last year’s HERD survey report, capturing 2016 data, UW–Madison also ranked 6th. Data on UW–Madison’s 2017 expenditures show the university remains a research powerhouse with more than $1.19 billion […]

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WICELL

Small miracle: Stem cells drive research and entrepreneurship in Madison

In 1998, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers made waves in the worlds of biology and medicine, revealing they had five examples of human embryonic stem cells  — biological building blocks at the foundation of cellular development — successfully isolated and growing on laboratory dishes. Visit the Madison-based stem cell bank WiCell today, and you’ll find a library of […]

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