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UW-Madison startups compete and win based on economic impact for Wisconsin

In a creative twist, the Madworks Accelerator challenged startups to compete in a “pitch night” where the case had to center around making the largest economic impact on the state of Wisconsin. Two of the top three prizes are linked to UW. More.

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WARF ranks in top 10 universities for U.S. patents

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), a foundation dedicated to promoting, encouraging, and aiding scientific investigation and research at UW-Madison was ranked 7th among universities for U.S. patents. These rankings show the great success of a research university and intellectual foundation collaborating together. More.

Video: UW–Madison, a world leader in Zika virus research

It’s no accident that researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have taken a lead role addressing the Zika virus epidemic gripping the Americas. Many of them were already at work fighting viruses and mosquito-borne diseases in Central and South America. More.

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Rankings showcase UW–Madison

The University of UW–Madison has once again placed high in two recent rankings.  Produced by Money Magazine, UW–Madison made the top 10 list of colleges that produce the most Fortune 500 CEOs and was ranked 25th in the world by the Center for World University Rankings. More.

Strong UW Startup Presence in Governor’s Business Plan Competition

Five startups that emerged from the UW—Madison vied for the top prize at the Governor’s Business Plan Contest June 7-8 during the 14th annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Madison.  Learn more on the UW connection to the entries and the business solution they aim to solve. More.

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What is found through the deciphering of the carrots’ genetic code?

A recent public-private project dug deep, into the genome of carrots. And as researchers were able to sequence genomes, their work may also make an impacts on carrots and other crops that could improve health and economic outcomes in other nations. More.

Madison-made electrolyte going big at global battery manufacturer

The idea started more than 12 years ago as a hallway conversation between two UW-Madison researchers. Now, years later, startup Madison-based Silatronix has a Japanese manufacturer taking its work towards full production, an expansion is planned in Madison, and the industry paying close attention to their innovation.  More.

The Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic at UW-Madison supports entrepreneurs throughout Wisconsin

The path to a startup in Wisconsin is made easier by the free legal advice from UW-Madison. The clinic couples legal expertise with a fledgling business fostering entrepreneurial success. More.

Growth for “pre-incubator” Internet of Things Lab

The UW-Madison Internet of Things Lab fosters student innovation and is adding more industrial partners. So far four have joined and 35 companies have confirmed interest in joining the lab. Why is the lab seeing such growth? More.

UW maintains fourth place ranking in research expenditures among U.S. universities

For more than 25 years, UW-Madison has consistently ranked among the top five universities for research expenditures — money secured from all sources, federal, private and state. The university’s research enterprise is a powerful economic engine as well as a knowledge and innovation creator. The benefits are felt throughout the state and the world. More.