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May 1, 2013
University Research Park (URP) launched "Carts in the Park" on
Wednesday, bringing a variety of lunch options to Madison's west side.
April 26, 2013
The infrastructure for URP II continues with the major rebuild of Mineral Point and Junction Road.
April 24, 2013
Ward, who was president of the American Council on Education from 2001 to 2008, said when he returned to Madison, he focused on how education is delivered and how it is transferred beyond academia to industry and other sectors.
April 22, 2013
The MGE Innovation Center, University Research Park's incubator, has made the Forbes list for top 12 incubators in the world.
April 11, 2013
Mark Bugher, an Eau Claire native, has led the research park since 1999. He spoke to UW-Eau Claire officials Wednesday morning about the role the state's public universities play in the economy of the state.
Public universities' contributions to economic development increasingly are questioned, but Wisconsin's four-year institutions have long benefited the state economically, says the director of UW-Madison's University Research Park.
March 26, 2013
Read a feature article on WEDC InSource newsletter that discusses the value of the business incubator - which provides the environment and support to help early stage companies hatch a great idea and nurture its evolution. MGE Innovation Center is featured in a discussion with URP's Greg Hyer.
February 18, 2013
Gov. Scott Walker will include $25 million in his proposed budget for an investment capital fund that he says would help create jobs by investing in startup and emerging companies in Wisconsin.
September 6, 2012
Three biotech firms: Epicentre, Exact Sciences, and Aldevron, are expanding into larger spaces in Madison's University Research Park. Read full article
at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
August 30, 2012
UW-Madison, thanks to its partnership with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, remained among the national leaders in commercializing its academic research during the 2011 fiscal year, according to an annual survey of the Association of University Technology Managers released earlier in the week.
August 11, 2012
If you’ve ever thought about starting a company – especially if there’s technology involved – the next week or two should get those juices flowing. All sorts of activities are on tap, primarily tied to the Forward Technology Festival, Aug. 15-25. Meanwhile, 16 budding entrepreneurs will get intensive training on how to run a business at VentureLab Wisconsin 2012 at University Research Park.
July 26, 2012
The magazine calls Madison "an educated, tech-savvy city, filled with recent grads who have enough energy to launch a dozen start-ups and still have time to check out that brewpub down the block."
July 25, 2012
In this newly created volunteer role, Brandon will orchestrate a
national effort to promote public policy that enhances early stage
investing in the United States, including the establishment of a federal
version of Wisconsin’s investor tax credits.
June 26, 2012
University of Wisconsin-Madison Interim Chancellor David Ward led a Wisconsin delegation to China, to inaugurate UW-Madison's first overseas outpost and participate in events aimed at deepening engagement with Chinese partners. The delegation, which includes UW-Madison representatives along with state of Wisconsin and state business officials, traveled to Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong June 8-20
June 11, 2012
The UW-Madison Shanghai Innovation Office, which will serve as a focal point for the university's growing engagement in China and across East Asia, has officially opened.
June 7, 2012
UW-Madison will open the doors to its first foreign office Monday: the UW Shanghai Innovation Office.