Innovation to Market Summer Session Applications Due May 19


The Innovation to Market course is intended as an entry point for innovators, seekers of a creative solutions, designers of novel approaches to social problems or makers of impactful products at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Earth Day Park Clean Up

505 South Rosa Road 505 S. Rosa Rd., Madison, WI

In celebration of Earth Day, we invite you to join URP in a park-wide cleanup on Monday, April 22nd. If your company is interested in scheduling a larger group outing, please contact the URP office.

Aviation innovation can improve how we fly: Learn more at April 23 Tech Council luncheon

Sheraton Hotel 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI, United States

Join us mid-day Tuesday, April 23, in Madison to hear from experts in Wisconsin who are helping to define the future of aviation through their work. Panelists are Jon Heup, president of Racine-based DeltaHawk Engines, an aircraft engine manufacturer; and Dave Kettner, president of Virent, a bio-based fuel company in Madison that recently powered a flight from London to New York using only 100% sustainable fuel.

2024 AI Symposium: Bridging Innovation & Impact

UW Milwaukee Student Union 2200 East Kenwood Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI, United States

The NMDSI will host its second annual AI symposium on Wednesday, April 24, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and virtually. This event is free, open to the public, and will focus on topics centered on the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI).

Madworks Winter 2024 Cohort: Graduation Celebration

StartingBlock 821 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI

Our current Madworks Accelerator cohort is set to graduate on Thursday, April 25. Please join us as we celebrate the hard work the founders have put in during the 10-week program. The event will include presentations by each company, light appetizers, and networking.

BioForward Annual Member Meeting 2024

Overture Center for the Arts 201 State Street, Madison, WI, United States

Join BioForward on May 1st for a lunchtime event of networking and celebration at our largest member-only event! This year has been a triumphant journey of growth, achievement, and dynamic collaboration for BioForward and our visionary members! (This is a BioForward Members-Only Event.)

Wisconsin Digital Symposium

UW Madison - Union South 1308 W Dayton St., Madison, WI, United States +1 more

The 3rd annual Wisconsin Digital Symposium is your gateway to mastering digital transformation and product-led success in the face of new forces such as democratized generative AI, the rise of digital paranoia, and challenging economic switchbacks. Join us for an enlightening journey designed for technology and business leaders alike, with keynote speakers David Rogers and Martina Lauchengco.

2024 Madison Region Economic Development & Diversity Summit

Monona Terrace Convention Center 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI, United States

The Urban League of Greater Madison and the Madison Region Economic Partnership are excited to convene the 2024 Madison Regions Economic Development & Diversity Summit. This will once again be the Madison region's premiere gathering of business and community leaders committed to advancing workplace and economic inclusion.

Wisconsin Collaborative Clinical Research Professionals Conference

Goodman Community Center 214 Waubesa St., Madison, Wisconsin

The FREE, in-person only Wisconsin Collaborative Clinical Research Professionals Conference, to be held May 2, 2024 in Madison, will convene professionals from a range of clinical research sectors, including academic health centers, community organizations, industry, and healthcare.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Week “WEW” 2024

Charles Allis Art Museum 1801 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

At WEW 2024, we’re embracing the theme of “Building the Table,” where we will celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship by fostering connections, empowering innovation, and encouraging growth within our community. Join us for an inspiring week filled with engaging keynotes, interactive workshops, and valuable networking opportunities.

D2P Virtual Open House May 8, May 10

Online Event

Do you have an idea for an innovative product, service, or novel approach to a social problem? Every month, we host open houses for campus innovators. We also have an on-demand option, or can schedule 1:1 mentor chats for those who are not able to attend the live sessions.

Draper Technology Innovation Fund (TIF) Q1 Application Deadline May 15


The Draper Technology Innovation Fund (TIF) provides a mechanism to support the additional research often necessary to bring new concepts and inventions to the patent and licensing stage. The program goal is the eventual introduction of new products and processes into the marketplace for the public good.

SBIR/STTR Road Tour – Madison Stop

StartingBlock 821 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI

America’s Seed Fund Road Tour is a national outreach effort to connect innovators and entrepreneurs to non-dilutive, technology funding opportunities provided through the $4.5 Billion Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, known as “America’s Seed Fund.”

2024 Wisconsin Science Festival

Multiple Wisconsin Locations WI, United States

Celebrate Curiosity Across Wisconsin at Wisconsin Science Festival! One week packed with events for all ages. The Wisconsin Science Festival is a statewide celebration with activities for people throughout Wisconsin. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.