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Forward Fest August 15-19, 2022

Multiple Madison Locations Madison, WI

The Forward Festival is Wisconsin's largest technology and entrepreneurship festival, attracting more than 5,000 attendees and serving as host for more than 40 events over 5 days every August. Now in its 13th year, it's the state's flagship celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship for business folks, nerds, social impact innovaters, foodies, hackers, entrepreneurs, creatives, problem-solvers, community supporters and more from across the Midwest.

Cap Times Idea Fest 2022

Multiple Madison Locations Madison, WI

Our signature festival returns this fall as a hybrid of in-person events and virtual sessions. More details about how the fest will be bigger (literally – sessions will encompass more issues and topics that relate to the entire state of Wisconsin) and better than ever will be released soon. In the meantime, catch up on last year’s sessions and subscribe to the Cap Times Idea Fest newsletter for updates.

WARF – Force for Positive Change Applications due Sept 15

Online Event

Is your organization making a social impact in Wisconsin? The Force for Positive Change will provide financial prizes to organizations addressing social challenges locally. Applications are now being accepted for the fifth Force for Positive Change award competition. Phase I applications are due by September 15.

D2P Igniter Fall Course – Application due Sep 19

Online Event

Igniter is driven by interviews with real customers and partners. If you haven’t yet spent time on customer interviews to refine product-market fit for your innovation, you may want to consider attending our Innovation to Market (I2M) program first. During Igniter, teams will answer important questions that help shape the development of a sustainable business model to implement the innovation.

UW–Madison Innovate Week: Oct. 10-14, 2022

UW Madison Campus Madison, WI

Are you a campus researcher, problem-solver, inventor, maker, entrepreneur, or social impact innovator? Are you looking to maximize impact for your research, turn your idea into a product or service, or start a company or organization? Discover inspiring stories and practical tools to advance your idea at Innovate Week (October 10-14, 2022), coordinated by UW Discovery to Product (D2P) and the UW Innovate Network.

Wisconsin Innovation Awards – Oct 12

Memorial Union 800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI

The 2022 Wisconsin Innovation Awards will be held on Wednesday, October 12. The event will be held at the Wisconsin Memorial Union in Madison, WI, if possible, or virtually.