December 2020: Events, News and Networking

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Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest open for entries through Jan. 31, 2021

The contest is designed to encourage entrepreneurs in the startup stage of tech-based businesses in Wisconsin. The contest links up-and-coming entrepreneurs with a statewide network of community resources, expert advice and mentoring, management talent and possible sources of capital.

CTM presents "A Christmas Carol: Home for the Holidays", a free, virtual event

December 18-31
Online Event

This year CTM brings you "A Christmas Carol: Home for the Holidays", a virtual experience featuring faces from our community portraying your favorite CTM "A Christmas Carol" characters. We are bringing it to all of you for FREE... without a hint of humbug!.

Gene-editing ‘scissors’ and antibiotics resistance: Learn more at Jan. 14 Tech Council webinar

Janaury 14
10:00am - 11:00am
Online Event

A biological tool that may improve crops, make mosquitoes resistant to malaria and treat genetic diseases could also help fight against the growing problem of human resistance to antibiotics.

Learn more about CRISPR from Wisconsin scientists Dr. Jo Handelsman, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the UW-Madison, and Dr. Krishanu Saha, associate professor at the UW-Madison.

Apply by Jan. 31 for Spring Innovation to Market (I2M)

Apply by January 31
Online Event

The I2M program consists of live classroom sessions conducted via WebEx and weekly mentor meetings. All D2P programs are free and open to UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students.


December 8
Discovery to Product

Discovery to Product (D2P) is pleased to share a recently completed report that presents some of our most impactful contributions to the campus innovation and entrepreneurship community.

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17th round of SBIR Advance funding opens for high-tech small businesses

December 11
SBIR Advance

The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) is offering a matching grant of up to $100,000 to provide additional assistance to companies in the process of completing a project in the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

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Take an inside look at Exact Sciences / Innovation One

December 9
J.H. Findorff

Take a look at a Flipbook presentation of stunning ingenuity that went into the Exact Sciences / Innovation One building at University Research Park – produced by J.H. Findorff.

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RxPONDER Study Results Demonstrate that the Oncotype DX® Test Can Now Spare Chemotherapy Use

December 9
PR Newswire

Exact Sciences announced that data from the Rx for Positive Node, Endocrine Responsive Breast Cancer, or RxPONDER, trial successfully defined the benefit of chemotherapy in early-stage, node-positive breast cancer patients with Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score® results of 0 to 25.

First results from the study, led by the independent SWOG Cancer Research Network, and sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), identified the majority of women with 1-3 positive nodes who received no benefit from chemotherapy.

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Three UW‒Madison faculty honored as National Academy of Inventors Fellows

December 8
UW Madison News

Three University of Wisconsin–Madison professors — Charles Mistretta, Denise Ney and Ann Palmenberg — have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.

NAI fellowship honors academic inventors who have “demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society,” according to the academy.

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Over 200 Wis. businesses awarded for innovation amid COVID-19

December 7

Two hundred and thirty one small businesses and startups in Wisconsin were recognized Monday for their creative ways to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Tony Evers presented the winners with the We’re All Innovating Contest awards, which will provide funding to help offset costs incurred from the start of the pandemic until Dec. 30.

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UW-Madison has a new cutting edge home for sausage, bacon, steak and innovation

The packages of ground beef, ribeye steak, beef brisket and bratwurst could do for meat what Babcock Hall has done for ice cream and cheese. No longer sequestered in an aging building in a space that was about equal to a garage with a few chest freezers, Bucky’s Varsity Meats, formally Bucky’s Butchery, has a shiny new home.

But the real power of the stunning $57.1 million Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery building sits beyond the lobby store and the nearby donor wall...

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