July-August 2022: Events, News and Networking

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Professional and contemporary office and lab space is available at URP!

Contact the URP office for more information. 


Career Opprtunity: Accountant

URP is searching for an accountant to fill a newly created position. This position will play a key role as URP continues to grow in continuing our legacy of excellent financial management. The position reports to URP’s Chief Financial Officer and will work with URP’s entire tight-knit team.

Applications close August 5, 2022



August 15 - August 19
Multiple Madison Locations

The Forward Festival is Wisconsin's largest technology and entrepreneurship festival, attracting more than 5,000 attendees and serving as host for more than 40 events over 5 days every August. Now in its 13th year, it's the state's flagship celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship.



August 16
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Majestic Theater
115 King Street, Madison

Applicants for Pressure Chamber go through a screening process that may include presentations with prominent Wisconsin investors. From there, a select number of companies will be chosen to pitch to a panel of out-of-state investors, business executives and a live audience during Forward Fest.


August 17
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Old Sugar Distillery
931 E Main Street, Madison

Leadership insights from women founders and CEOs in biohealth and STEM. Hear from women innovators, founders and CEOs on ways women in biohealth and STEM can have their voices heard, influence felt, and see themselves as (current or future) entrepreneurs, founders, and leaders.


August 17
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online Event

The 5x5x5 is a venue for women entrepreneurs to gain experience pitching themselves and their businesses - empowering them with the skills and the tools to seek out other investments in the future.


September 12 - September 17
Multiple Madison Locations

Cap Times signature festival returns this fall as a hybrid of in-person events and virtual sessions. More details about how the fest will be bigger (literally – sessions will encompass more issues and topics that relate to the entire state of Wisconsin) and better than ever will be released soon.

University of Wisconsin Hospitals ranked No. 1 in Wisconsin

July 26, 2022
UW Health

For the 11th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals, which includes University Hospital and UW Health East Madison Hospital, as No. 1 in Wisconsin on its Best Hospitals list.

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Livability: Madison #1 Best Places to Live in the US

July 19, 2022

With a famous farmers market, tons of free cultural attractions, outdoor concerts rocking all summer long and 200 miles for hiking, biking and snowshoeing, Madison, WI, earns its rank as the best place to live in the U.S. (for the second year in a row!).

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Were U Wondering … how vaccines work?

July 12, 2022
UW Madison

Ann Palmenberg, professor of virology and biochemistry, explains how vaccines trick your immune system into thinking you’ve had an infection so you’ll be protected when a real virus comes along.

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Underground search for dark matter in the universe relies on UW expertise

The recipients include URP tenants ChloBis Water & GoDx

July 11, 2022

Nearly a mile beneath the Black Hills, in a gold mine in a South Dakota town called Lead, there is a hunt underway for theoretical particles known as WIMPs.

But don’t let the acronym fool you.

These WIMPs (which stands for weakly interacting massive particles) are heavy hitters in the field of particle physics.

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Unexpected link between most common cancer drivers may yield more effective drugs

July 7, 2022

Two of the most common genetic changes that cause cells to become cancerous, which were previously thought to be separate and regulated by different cellular signals, are working in concert, according to new research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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New study allows researchers to more efficiently form human heart cells from stem cells

July 1, 2022

Lab-grown human heart cells provide a powerful tool to understand and potentially treat heart disease. However, the methods to produce human heart cells from pluripotent stem cells are not optimal. Fortunately, a new study out of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center is providing key insight that will aid researchers in growing cardiac cells from stem cells.

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Building on a solid process, Wang pours resources into making carbon-negative cement

July 1, 2022

Year in and year out, cement production is one of the biggest contributors to humanity’s carbon emissions. Making portland cement, the most frequently used cement around the world and a key component in concrete, releases about three billion metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.

A team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers is embarking on a project to not only slow that environmental impact—but, in fact, reverse it. 

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