April-May 2022: Events, News and Networking

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URP Day at the Duck Pond!

July 7
Gates: 12:05pm
First Pitch: 1:05pm
Duck Pond at Warner Park

Deadline to purchase tickets is Sunday, July 10th. Hats can be picked up at Fan Services inside the ballpark!


URP Night with Forward Madison FC

June 4, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Breese Stevens Field

University Research Park tenants, employees and family are invited to a “Night with Forward Madison FC” - at a special $20 reserved seat ticket price.

Nuclear power: Part of a decarbonized future?

May 24, 11:30am - 1:30pm 
Tech Council Luncheon
Sheraton Hotel

A proposal by La Crosse-based Dairyland Power Cooperative to build a “next-generation” nuclear power plant reflects a global renewal of interest in atomic energy to fight climate change and cut reliance on unstable oil and gas sources while meeting core electricity demands.

2022 Entrepreneurs' Conference

June 1-2
Italian Community Center 

The conference is one of the Midwest’s premiere “how-to,” hands-on events for entrepreneurs of all ages and experience levels. Attendees range from entrepreneurs who are still developing their ideas to emerging company leaders who have already attracted angel and/or venture funding.

Fall 2022 WARF UpStart Sessions

A free entrepreneurship program for women and people of color

Application Deadline June 1
Classes: Sept. 13 - Nov. 15
Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:30pm
Discovery Building

WHY UPSTART? It takes more than a good idea to start a successful business. Issues like accounting, financing and marketing may seem overwhelming and connecting with the right resources can be challenging. WARF’s free UpStart program can help.

Men Who Meditate: A Mindfulness Practice Group

Online session
Sat. June 11, 9-11am

Meditation is probably not in the Top 10 list of men’s activities…and how come? We hear a lot about the benefits of mindfulness these days. Empirical research shows that men’s physical and mental health benefit from social connection – but that is not always easy for men to find.

Introducing Element Labs

May 20
Aaron Olver

Element Labs is University Research Park’s latest effort to create a home where science can flourish. Located at the prominent corner of Mineral Point Road and Whitney Way, Element Labs symbolizes the nobility of pursuing big ideas.

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Nimble Therapeutics Inc. Achieves Development Milestones from Partnered Programs

May 17

Nimble Therapeutics Inc. today announced the company has achieved the first development milestone for each of several programs attached to a multi-target collaboration with an undisclosed large pharma partner.

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Chancellor-designee Jennifer L. Mnookin brings deep experience, wide perspective to UW–Madison role

May 16

Every incoming UW-Madison leader professes to understand the Wisconsin Idea, the guiding principle that the activities of the university should have a positive and lasting impact on the state and world. Chancellor-designee Jennifer L. Mnookin, who on Monday was named the 30th leader of UW–Madison, grasps it in a deeply personal way. She is currently dean of the School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Business Class: $60M research park project could mean more lab space for Madison’s biotech sector

May 13

An increasing number of Madison companies, many at University Research Park, are searching for a local space to innovate and expand beyond their current quarters. A nearly 10-story, 147,000-square-foot building called Element Labs may be able to provide that space come January 2024. The lab recently broke ground near the corner of Mineral Point Road and Whitney Way on the West Side.

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UW Madison-based computing power makes it possible to see our black hole for the first time

May 12

Today, a team of scientists and the National Science Foundation shared images of Sagitarrius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. They come from the Event Horizon Telescope project, which includes more than 300 astronomers from around the world. 

The telescope has relied on a research computing platform, called Open Science Pool, that was built on high-throughput computing principles developed by Miron Livny, UW–Madison computer scientist and Morgridge Institute for Research investigator.

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Game-changer: New tech could transform biotechnology

April 29

The Joshua Coon Lab has united the power of two major tools in biotechnology. In research published April 27 in Nature Communications, the lab describes a game-changing advance that marries mass spectrometry and electron microscopy (EM).

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UW–Madison again scores high in world university rankings

April 25

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been ranked 27th worldwide and 20th nationally by the Center for World University Rankings. Nearly 20,000 institutions were ranked, and those that placed at the top made the Global 2,000 list. 

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