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  • Photo: Neil Lerner UW center helps grow businesses, jobs and communities in South Central Wisconsin Feb. 27, 2015 The Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Wisconsin School of Business released its 2014 annual report today, highlighting its efforts to promote business development and job growth in Dane, Columbia and Sauk counties.
  • Photo: Rachel Watters UW’s Wisconsin TechSearch serves state businesses Feb. 25, 2015 Each month, the Wisconsin TechSearch handles an average of 3,500 information requests from engineering firms, manufacturers, small businesses, law firms and private citizens, both around the state, nationally and internationally.
  • Photo: Elizabeth Odders-White Review identifies keys to financial well-being for children and young adults Feb. 13, 2015 What's the best way to raise children who are financially savvy?
  • Photo: Noah Lim Doing it for the team: Business study tests motivational techniques Jan. 21, 2015 Noah Lim, an associate marketing professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Wisconsin School of Business, is shedding light on sales incentives that could help managers devise incentive programs with better returns on investment.
  • Carbon nanotube finding could lead to flexible electronics with longer battery life Jan. 14, 2015 University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have made a significant leap toward creating higher-performance electronics with improved battery life — and the ability to flex and stretch. Led by materials science Associate Professor Michael Arnold and Professor Padma Gopalan, the team has reported the highest-performing carbon nanotube transistors ever demonstrated. In addition to paving the way for improved consumer electronics, this technology could also have specific uses in industrial and military applications.
  • Photo: Ph.D. student Sarah Guillot conducts research on new battery materials UW grant program seeds promising ideas, like safer batteries Jan. 8, 2015 State Economic Engagement & Development (SEED) grants are administered by the Office of Industrial Partnerships to support research that interests a researcher and a spinoff he or she founded. During fiscal year 2015, its first year, SEED started disbursing $700,000 to five laboratories. The next round of grants is budgeted at $625,000, and applications are due Feb. 15.
  • Photo: Yuna Kim developing games at PerBlue Games a winning industry for firms with UW ties Dec. 29, 2014 Two local video game startups, PerBlue and Filament Games, have ties to UW-Madison.
  • Photo: Winslow Sargeant Alumnus Winslow Sargeant delivers Multicultural Homecoming keynote Oct. 23, 2014 As the University of Wisconsin-Madison celebrates its Multicultural Homecoming, with the theme “Back to Where It Al Began,” alumnus Winslow Sargeant returns to his alma mater to deliver the keynote address.
  • Seven receive Fulbright awards for doctoral research Oct. 21, 2014 The U.S. Department of Education has awarded grants totaling $306,628 to seven doctoral students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, through the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) program.
  • Media Advisory: Panasonic executive Julie Bauer to address e-business conference Oct. 13, 2014 Julie Bauer, a University of Wisconsin-Madison alumna and president of Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, will be among the more than 600 business executives and technology leaders at the 16th annual Business Best Practices and Emerging Technologies Conference, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison E-Business Consortium (UWEBC).
  • Photo: Maj Fischer UW to help Wisconsin companies develop international internships Oct. 10, 2014 To compete in today’s global marketplace, Wisconsin companies need people who have the skills to operate abroad. Studies, however, indicate that this need is not being fully met. A $50,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will enable the University of Wisconsin–Madison to work with eight to 12 small- and medium-sized Wisconsin companies on developing the global talent they need, while creating more opportunities for UW–Madison students to cross the bridge from academics into practice.
  • Photo: Famers market Project to evaluate how farmers markets benefit communities July 9, 2014 A new project in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Farmer's Market Coalition will analyze the impact of farmers markets in communities.
  • Three new studies to take a look at angles related to Wisconsin water July 7, 2014 Three new research projects, all based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will each take a look at a specific angle related to the state’s water supply and use, including one study specifically studying Madison’s water for the presence and effects of manganese.
  • Photo: Eric Martell and Matt Howard Menu for success: EatStreet finds fast growth in fast delivery July 1, 2014 It’s startup city at the offices of EatStreet in downtown Madison: bikes in the corridors; backpacks in the corners; construction workers running cable for the large new office that will be filled within weeks by engineers and product managers. Business is booming, says Matt Howard, EatStreet’s president. The company — a coast-to-coast, online restaurant take-out ordering service — has more than doubled its list of customers since January, and it’s just received a $6-million investment.
  • Alzheimer's study data gets boost from WEDC, Wi2 June 25, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison took a big step forward in Alzheimer’s research this week when the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation provided seed funds for a private non-profit organization to work with the university to speed the translation of data from the nation’s largest study of people with a family history of Alzheimer’s into possible diagnostic tools and therapies.
  • John Kao Novel collaboration links pharmaceutical expertise in Wisconsin, Taiwan June 19, 2014 In a ceremony in San Diego on Tuesday, June 24, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a world leader in biomedicine, will sign an agreement to collaborate with the Development Center for Biotechnology (DCB), a Taiwanese biotech non-profit.
  • Tinkering fosters business success for Internet of Things Lab May 21, 2014 At first, the students considered creating an app or a smart device. But when they got down to it, they decided simplicity really is bliss.
  • Photo: Peter Tong WARF appoints Tong to board presidency May 19, 2014 Business leader Peter Tong has been appointed the new president of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) board of trustees. Tong, who was appointed May 9, succeeds John W. Rowe, who will remain a member of the board.
  • Probe image Made-in-Wisconsin atom probe assisted dating of oldest piece of earth April 17, 2014 It's a scientific axiom: big claims require extra-solid evidence. So there were skeptics in 2001 when University of Wisconsin-Madison geoscience professor John Valley dated an ancient crystal found in Australia to 4.4 billion years ago. The date, after all, was only 100 million years after Earth started to solidify from a ball of molten rock.
  • Sleeping bag and filling Llama fur and entrepreneurship build a business April 16, 2014 Two University of Wisconsin-Madison students are bringing together collaborators on three continents to pursue their dream of building a sustainable sleeping bag.